ANSONIA, Conn. (WTNH)– Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting in Ansonia Monday morning.
Police say that at around 7 a.m., there was a shooting involving a Derby police officer on Division Street, between Atwater Avenue and Pershing Drive, in Ansonia.
The incident involved a Derby Police Officer and two teenage boys.
I’ve talked with neighbors in the area. Even though the shooting happened early Monday morning, five your later the scene remains active.
We talked with one man who says he heard gunshots ring out, followed by other shots.
Neighbor Eric Barone said he watched it all unfold outside his window. He said he was yelling to the teens not to move and one of them was yelling, “‘Don’t shoot. He’s a child, I’m a child. Don’t shoot me.’ And the cop said, ‘I’m not going to shoot you, don’t move.’”
One of the teens reportedly suffered a gunshot wound to his lower leg. He was transported to an area hospital. The other teen was cuffed and taken into custody.
We spoke with the mother of the boy who was taken into custody, Candice Chavers. She said her son is 16-years-old and she is still waiting for an explanation from the police about how all this started.
Chavers says her nephew, who is 29, was the person shot in the incident, and he is now in stable condition at the hospital. She says he did not have a weapon on him.
We have yet to hear confirmation on these details from police.
According to police, the incident was contained to the immediate area and there is no ongoing threat to the community.
Connecticut State Police is conducting the investigation into the shooting and will be working with the Milford State’s Attorney’s office and Danbury’s State’s Attorney’s office.
Division Street between Atwater Avenue and Pershing Drive will be closed until further notice.