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Cop who killed 15-year-old driving stolen car is identified

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut police officer who shot and killed a 15-year-old boy driving a stolen car has been identified.

The Connecticut Post (http://bit.ly/2r9NCjO ) reports 30-year-old Bridgeport Officer James Boulay has been placed on administrative leave during an investigation into Jayson Negron’s death.

Autopsy results show Negron died from gunshot wounds to the chest, not to the head, as previously reported.

Police say Boulay shot the teen after Negron stuck the officer with a stolen car Tuesday. Negron’s passenger was shot in the shoulder and is expected to make a full recovery.

No one in the car had a weapon.

The police chief says there were no dashcams or bodycams at the scene, as the department cannot afford them.

An investigation into Boulay’s actions is expected to continue for several months.

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Information from: Connecticut Post, http://www.connpost.com

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