Lawyers: Officer who killed teen was 'ticking time bomb'

Anthony Colon, left, comforts Jose Vega, whose son was killed by a police officer, on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, in Wethersfield, Conn. Relatives and lawyers gathered in front of the police department to decry the killing of Anthony Jose Vega Cruz by Wethersfield Officer Layau Eulizier on April 20. Eulizier's lawyer said the shooting was justified. (AP Photo/Dave Collins)

Relatives of a Connecticut man killed by a police officer last month and their lawyers are calling for the officer to be arrested and say he was a "ticking time bomb" because of problems he had at another department

WETHERSFIELD, Conn. — Lawyers for the family of a Connecticut man killed by a police officer last month are calling for the officer to be arrested, saying he was a "ticking time bomb" because of problems he had at another department.

Family members and attorneys gathered Wednesday in Wethersfield, where officer Layau Eulizier shot 18-year-old Anthony Jose Vega Cruz on April 20.

Eulizier fired at the windshield of Vega Cruz's car when Vega Cruz drove at him after fleeing a traffic stop. A prosecutor is investigating.

Lawyers Ben Crump and Michael Jefferson criticized the officer's actions and cited personnel records that said Eulizier had problems handling stressful situations when he was a Manchester officer from 2015 until 2018.

Eulizier's lawyer has said the shooting was justified because the officer's life was in danger.

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