despp: State Police Investigate Watertown Police Shooting

{Connecticut State Police Patch}  
Department of Emergency Services &
Public Protection
Connecticut State Police
Public Information Office
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown, Connecticut 06457
Reuben Bradford
Colonel Danny R. Stebbins
Deputy Commissioner
Division of State Police
August 16, 2013




   On 8/16/13, at approximately 8:00 a.m., Watertown Police Officers were at the 7-11 store on Davis Street making an arrest in another matter.  The Officers observed a vehicle pull into the 7-11 Store parking lot. The vehicle was a suspect car linked to other crimes in the area. A Watertown Officer approached the vehicle to identify the operator. The operator put the car in reverse and accelerated across the parking lot at a high rate of speed over an island and onto Davis Street.


   There was an officer by the suspect vehicle attempting to get the operator to stop. As the operator fled from the scene east on Davis Street, his car made slight contact with one Watertown Officer and almost struck s second Watertown Officer. As the suspect car came toward him, a Watertown Officer discharged his service weapon.  

Watertown PD then pursued the suspect vehicle onto Watertown Avenue in Waterbury before the suspect lost control and struck a telephone pole just south of Rosette Street. The suspect disregarded police commands and attempted to flee on foot into the woods. The operator was captured by police a short distance from his vehicle.


   The accused was transported to Waterbury Hospital for minor injury suffered in the loss of control during the pursuit. He was treated and released.

   The Deputy Chief of the Watertown Police Dept. and Waterbury State’s Attorney Maureen Platt requested that State Police Western District Major Crime Detectives respond to conduct the investigation into this incident.


   As a result of facts and evidence determined in this State Police investigation, accused NETTLETON was taken into custody upon discharge from the hospital. 

   NETTLETON was transported to Troop L in Litchfield where he was processed and is being held on a $500,000 bond to appear at GA#4 Waterbury Superior Court on Monday, 8/19/13. 


   ARRESTED: Keith Nettleton  DOB: 12/18/76

                   106 Edison Ave, 1st floor

                   Watertown CT

   CHARGES: 2 counts Attempt Assault 1st degree

                  Reckless endangerment

                  Reckless driving

                  Interfering with Police

                  Engaging Police in pursuit


   This incident remains under investigation.



LT. J. Paul Vance

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