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Connecticut state trooper arrested for 2020 shooting

Trooper turned himself in to the Inspector General at State Police Barracks, police say.

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. — A Connecticut state trooper was arrested Tuesday night in connection to the 2020 shooting of Mubarak Soulemane in West Haven.

Police officials said Trooper Brian North turned himself into the Inspector General at State Police Barracks Troop I.  

Police officials said Trooper North has been placed on paid administrative leave and has been suspended from the force, with criminal proceedings pending. 

The family of Soulemane issued a statement regarding the arrest:

The family of Mubarak Soulemane is very happy that, after 2+ years, Trooper Brian North, who murdered Mubarak in West Haven in January 2020, may be brought to justice. It's a long road ahead. But this is a good day.

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