Conn. Police: Man Fatally Shot Had Criminal Record

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut State Police say a man who was shot and killed in Danbury had a criminal record in several states and had escaped a U.S. Marshal’s transport service in West Virginia.

Albert James Voute III, most recently from Oradell, N.J., was fatally shot Friday by a state trooper after a traffic stop on Interstate 84. State police say he was driving a stolen car.

Authorities say Voute pointed a gun at the state trooper who shot him, but did not fire his gun.

Police say the 36-year-old Voute escaped a U.S. Marshal’s transport service in Martinsburg, W.Va., on Sept. 15. He was serving a 14-year sentence for bank robbery.

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