Surveillance video shows moments before off-duty Pawtucket police officer shoots teenager
WEST GREENWICH, R.I (WLNE) – A Pawtucket police officer has been charged with four felony counts, and is now on suspended leave without pay, after shooting a teenager in West Greenwich on Wednesday night.
According to the Office of the Attorney General, Pawtucket Police Officer Daniel Dolan fired a shot while off duty that injured an 18-year-old man.
Officer Dolan has been charged with four felony counts, including two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon.
Investigators say Dolan was traveling home after working a detail in Pawtucket when he encountered a black Audi with three occupants on Route 95 South.
West Greenwich Police Chief Richard Ramsey said the incident continued off of Exit 6.
In the parking lot of Wicked Good Pizza on Nooseneck Hill Road, investigators say Dolan “attempted to detain the driver” of the black Audi. Those moments were captured on surveillance video provided to ABC6 by the pizza shop.
“In the ensuing moments, the details of which remain under investigation, Officer Dolan discharged his firearm, striking the driver of the Audi in the arm,” a press release from the attorney general’s office reads.
The 18-year-old was transported to Rhode Island Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
According to the Pawtucket Police Department, Dolan has been placed on administrative leave pending the results of the investigation.
The Rhode Island Attorney General’s Office, the Rhode Island State Police and West Greenwich Police are investigating.