"Law Enforcement" Shooting In Hartford

John Silva
May 16, 2018 - 1:16 pm

Aaron Kupec/WTIC


HARTFORD, Conn. (WTIC and AP) - Hartford police say a law enforcement officer has shot and wounded a drug deal suspect who drove at officers while trying to flee.  

Hartford Deputy Police Chief Brian Foley says a member of a Drug Enforcement Administration task force shot a 30-year-old man Wednesday as he drove up on a curb toward officers on Sigourney Street after being seen selling heroin. The man drove off, but crashed into a landscaping truck a short time later on Asylum Avenue.

Foley says the wounded suspect was taken to St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. A few police officers also suffered minor injuries, Foley said.

Officials say the drug investigation was related to a murder on Huntington Street last Friday, though the man who was shot is not a suspect in the killing.

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