Activist Demands Answers In Trooper Shooting Of CT Man

January 26, 2020 - 6:54 pm

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 NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - The Rev. Al Sharpton has vowed to fight for answers for the family of a 19-year-old Connecticut man killed by a state trooper earlier this month. The civil rights activist said Sunday at a ceremony honoring Mubarak Soulemane that the teen's family has the right to question what happened. Supporters have protested the Jan. 15 shooting in West Haven and called on federal authorities to investigate. State police say Trooper Brian North fired seven shots at Soulemane as he sat in a car and displayed a knife following a car chase and carjacking. North was placed on administrative duty in accordance with protocols when officers are involved in a shooting.