Prosecutor says Conn. police had no choice in shooting of suspect


The Associated Press
 
NEW HAVEN
, Conn.- A prosecutor today says police had no choice but to fire at a robbery suspect, killing him in a shootout on the Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge last March.

Christopher Morro of Hamden was fatally shot after police said he shot two officers. Police were responding to an attempted gas station robbery.

Michael Dearington, state's attorney in New Haven, said in a report to the chief state's attorney's office, that police had no alternative but to take the action they did.

He said Morro would not submit to arrest.

Dearington also praised quick action by police during the March 15th incident that he said saved the lives of police officers and motorists.

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