Officials release 911 call from Danbury police-involved shooting

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Officials in Danbury have released the 911 call made during a police-involved shooting last week.

The incident began inside the McDonough House Wednesday when a knife-weilding patient began fighting staff. 

Police later identified the man as Aaron Bouffard, a patient at the treatment facility for people struggling with substance abuse.

Bouffard escaped the facility after the confrontation and ran into a field close by where he was later shot by Danbury police officers. 

According to 911 calls, Bouffard was wielding two butcher knives when officers say he began to walk toward them.

Police say they worked to de-escalate the situation, but Bouffard continued toward them and disobeyed commands to drop the knives.

State police say Officer Alex Relyea with the Danbury Police Department fired several rounds at Bouffard and shot him three times. 

Bouffard was transported to Yale New Haven Hospital for further evaluation.

Officials say Relyea has been placed on paid administrative leave.

Related:

Officials: Police officer shoots man wielding knives in Danbury 

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