Deadly use of force in Hartford was justified, States attorney. A report from the state’s attorney has concluded that the deadly use of force from an officer-involved shooting that happened last July in Hartford was justified.
The shooting happened on July 26 on an on-ramp leading to I-84. The Hartford Police Crimes Unit was on a routine patrol and tried to stop a car in the area of Park Terrace, during a criminal investigation.
The driver of the car, later identified as 41-year-old Alphonso Zaporta of Windsor, fled from officers, heading toward the I-84 on-ramp from Capitol Avenue. Police said the car came to a stop due to ongoing construction traffic, as well as a stop stick deployment.
That’s when officers approached the car. Police said Zaporta got out of the car, violently attacked them, and gained control of an officer’s gun. That’s when Zaporta was shot and killed.