** UPDATE **
STATE POLICE MAKE ARREST
TROOPER INVOLVED SHOOTING IN WESTBROOK
On April 8, 2013, at approximately 2:55 p.m., Old Saybrook Police was involved in a pursuit of robbery suspects. State Police Detective Scott Wisner from Troop F was involved in a motor vehicle accident with the suspects and a confrontation ensued with the suspects where gunfire was exchanged. Det. Wisner was shot in the shoulder and was transported to Middlesex Shoreline Clinic treated and released. State Troopers from Troop F assisted and apprehended the suspects.
Eastern District Major Crime Detectives responded and conducted the investigation at the request of the Middletown (G.A. 9) State’s Attorney.
On April 13, 2013, State Police Detectives, after an extensive investigation, applied for and were granted an Arrest Warrant out of G.A. 9 for the accused, Sebastian P. Award (DOB 9-18-88) LKA 257 West Elm St., Deep River, CT. The arrest warrant was served by State Police at Hartford Hospital where accused Award is being treated for his injuries. Accused Award will be arraigned and presented in Superior Court on Monday, April 15, 2013, at G.A. 9 if discharged from the hospital.
The accused remains under guard by Troopers and Department of Corrections Personnel at Hartford Hospital where he is held on $1,500,000.00 Cash Bond.
Accused SEBASTIAN AWARD was charged with the following crimes:
2-Counts of Criminal Attempt to Commit Murder 53a-49/53a-54a
Conspiracy 53a-48 / (53a-54a/53a-92a/53a-134(a)(2)
2-Counts of Kidnapping First Degree with a Firearm 53a-92a
2-Counts of Robbery First Degree 53a-134(a)(2)
3-Counts of Larceny Second Degree 53a-123
3-Counts of Criminal Possession of a Firearm 53a-217(a)(1)
Assault on a Police Officer 53a-167c
Reckless Endangerment First Degree 53a-63
Engaging in Pursuit 14-223
Reckless Driving 14-222
Operating a Motor While Under License Suspension 14-215
Interfering with a Police Officer 53a-167a
Aiding & Abetting in Assault First Degree 53a-8 /(53a-59(a)(3)
Lt. J. Paul Vance