State Police Investigate Officer-Involved Shooting Of Waterford Man

Keith Corey suffered a non-life threatening gunshot wound following a police chase. He was on parole at the time of the incident.

State Police are investigating Saturday's shooting
State Police are investigating Saturday's shooting
The State Police Central District Major Crime Squad along with the State's Attorney's office are investigating the officer-involved shooting of a Waterford man that happened shortly after 8:10 a.m. on January 11.

According to police, Keith Corey, 44, of 25 Clifton Street in Waterford, was shot after engaging police in a pursuit that began when he refused to stop for an officer who observed him driving erratically on Route 12 in Plainfield and ended on I-195 South near exit 83. At that point, other officers had joined the chase.

Police say Corey began ramming his vehicle into police vehicles that had him surrounded. Officers exited their vehicles and ordered him to stop. At that point, police say, Corey drove his vehicle toward a trooper who was on foot. The officer fired his weapon at the vehicle, striking Corey, who was treated for a non-life threatening gunshot wound.

Troopers provided emergency care on the scene, then transported Corey to Backus Hospital for further treatment before taking him into custody. The preliminary State Police investigation determined that the accused was on parole and was wearing an ankle bracelet. As a result of this information the suspect was remanded back to the Department of Correction to be incarcerated.

A search of court documents shows that Corey pled guilty to burglary in the second degree in New London Court on May 4, 2005, and was sentenced to 15 months. On May 28, 2004, he pled guilty to conspiracy to commit burglary in the second degree and to conspiracy to commit robbery. At that time he was sentenced to three years in jail and seven years special parole. 

The police investigation into the use of force is ongoing. 


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