Suspect Dead, K-9 Officer Wounded Following Friday Police Response in Manchester

January 15, 2024

City officials are investigating Friday’s police shooting in Manchester that left a suspect dead.

Local police say officers called to Pine and Plummer streets around 10:30 a.m., arriving to find 35-year-old Jake Chiaradonna at the scene.

A foot chase ensued, during which the suspect reportedly stabbed a pursuing K-9 officer with a screwdriver.

Officials say he then confronted officers in a threatening manner, prompting at least one of the officers to open fire.

Chiaradonna, who was hit at least once, was rushed to a nearby hospital where he later died.

The K-9 officer reported is expected to recover.

An investigation into the shooting is ongoing.