- Associated Press - Monday, April 22, 2019

WETHERSFIELD, Conn. (AP) - Activists are planning to gather outside a Connecticut police station in a town where officers shot and critically injured a teenager over the weekend.

Moral Monday CT, organizing Monday’s protest outside Wethersfield police headquarters, is asking people to stand with the family of 18-year-old Anthony Jose Vega Cruz, who was shot Saturday and remains in critical condition at Hartford Hospital.

Police say he fled a traffic stop, crashed with a cruiser, and then drove toward an officer outside his vehicle before he was shot twice.

Wethersfield Chief James Cetran says the officer involved in the shooting is on paid administrative leave.

State police are investigating.

An 18-year-old woman in the vehicle was not hurt and was not charged.

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