Photo: Christian Abraham, Hearst Connecticut Media
NEW HAVEN — Police Friday released video and audio related to the officer-involved shooting that killed a New Haven teenager in West Haven earlier this week.
Mubarak Soulemane, 19, of New Haven, was killed in Wednesday’s police shooting after he allegedly stole a car from an person in Norwalk and then fled from police at speeds that reached 90 mph along Interstate 95. Trooper Brian North fired his weapon after he saw Soulemane with a knife after stopping the car off of Exit 43 in West Haven, police said.
Family on Friday held a press conference and said Soulemane suffered from mental illness and they have lots of unanswered questions about what happened Wednesday.
In accordance with state statute, the Connecticut State Police released audio from police radio transmissions, phone calls between Troop G and Norwalk PD and a 911 call and footage from three separate dash cameras and three separate body-worn cameras. All the pieces were released in one file the police posted to YouTube.
“This footage is just one part of the investigation, which is in its early stages and ongoing,” police said in the release.
The New London State’s Attorney’s Office and the Connecticut State Police – Central District Major Crime Squad have been assigned to investigate the shooting.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Central District Major Crime Squad at 860-706-5656.