- Associated Press - Monday, December 12, 2016

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) - A Connecticut prosecutor has cleared a state trooper and Manchester police officer of wrongdoing in the fatal shooting of a bank robbery suspect last year.

New London State’s Attorney Michael Regan says in a report released Monday that the officers were justified in shooting Christopher Anderson because he came at them with a utility knife and refused commands to drop it.

Regan says Trooper Brian Contenta and Officer Layau Eulizier shot the 54-year-old Hartford resident in Bolton in August 2015, after he robbed a First Niagara bank in South Windsor and led officers on a high-speed chase. Anderson died two days later.

Authorities say Anderson was shot after another officer used a stun gun on him but it had little effect. Police say Anderson also urged officers to shoot him.

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