Authorities investigate officer-involved shooting at Naugatuck park

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NAUGATUCK — Authorities are investigating an officer-involved shooting incident that took place at a Naugatuck park last week, officials said.

The incident occurred on April 25 at Baummer’s Pond Park when Naugatuck Police Department officers responded to a 911 call at about 9:12 a.m. regarding a male with a knife acting erratically.

Upon arrival, officers encountered Kyle O’Creene, 24, holding a knife near a picnic table.

O’Creene allegedly advanced toward the officers with the knife despite multiple commands to drop it.

An initial attempt to subdue O’Creene with a taser was unsuccessful.

According to the press release, Officer Crystal Hudson and Officer Joseph Palhete then discharged their handguns, striking O’Creene, who was subsequently provided with medical aid at the scene before being transported to Waterbury Hospital.

O’Creene is currently in stable condition.

The investigation into the shooting is being conducted by the Office of Inspector General, the Connecticut State Police Central District Major Crime Squad, the Naugatuck Police Department, and the Waterbury State’s Attorney’s Office.

Further details regarding the incident will be released as the investigation proceeds.

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