Police: Armed man shot by officer in Ridgefield

State police in Ridgefield are investigating a shooting Friday between a police officer and a suspect.

Police say an officer shot an armed man.

Police say an officer shot an armed man. (5/24/13)

RIDGEFIELD - State police in Ridgefield are investigating a shooting Friday between a police officer and an armed man.

According to Ridgefield police, officers responded to a call at 423 Ridgebury Road. They say the officers found a man armed with a weapon and tried to disarm him. Police say the man raised the weapon forcing a Ridgefield officer to fire.

The man was taken to Danbury Hospital and was later pronounced dead. Police have not yet released the victim's name.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

A Fairfield woman is seeking the public's help 1 Fairfield seeks to return home video to owner
2 East End: North Fork Chocolate Company
Click PLAY for the latest weather forecast. 3 Connecticut Evening Weather, 1-22
4 Scholar Athlete: Gino Esposito
The Bruins are the No. 1 ranked private 5 Team of the Week: Brunswick School

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Focus on Connecticut Focus on Connecticut

Features local, state and federal officials discussing the issues around southwestern Connecticut.

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut. Our Lives

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut.

Each week News 12 Connecticut introduces you to Hometown Hero

News 12 highlights people who give to the community.

We spotlight a local team each week. Connecticut Team of the Week

Each week News 12 Connecticut highlights a team from a local school.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE