Body cam video shows officer shoot suspect accused of stealing police car in Bristol

The incident happened in Bristol Thursday following a report by Farmington police that a knife-wielding carjacking suspect was wanted for stealing a vehicle out of Hartford.

News 12 Staff

Jan 13, 2023, 6:27 PM

Updated 518 days ago

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The Office of the Inspector General has released new body cam video showing the tense situation between a carjacking suspect and police.
It started in Hartford Thursday when police say the suspect, Jimmie Gonzalez, carjacked a vehicle. Gonzalez later carjacked a vehicle in Farmington at knifepoint and they located the vehicle in Bristol soon after, according to investigators.
Police say Gonzalez abandoned the car and ran away.
The Office of the Inspector General released body camera footage of what happened at the end of the police pursuit with Gonzalez after he ended up behind the wheel of one of their police cruisers.
In the video, you can hear police asking Gonzalez to get out of the cruiser, but he pulls out and drives away.
One officer fired multiple shots at Gonzalez, striking him in the leg.
After taking off with the police cruiser, police say Gonzalez ended up driving 2 ½ miles and driving right into Palma's Diner.
Gonzalez was arrested on the scene and police discovered one of those shots fired by the officers had hit Gonzalez.
He is being held on $1 million bond.


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