2 Hartford Police Officers Injured In Struggle With Home Invasion Suspect

Hartford Police Department

Two Hartford police officers were injured while taking a home invasion suspect and wanted escapee into custody Saturday.

Police said they responded to 156 Edgewood St. Saturday around 8:27 a.m. for a reported home invasion. The caller reported an armed man had forced his way into a home and was demanding money.

According to police, when they arrived the suspect, identified as Corey Lewis, 26, was seen entering a vehicle trying to flee. When officers approached Lewis he ran off. He was captured and handcuffed after a small struggle.

Lewis had a Hi-Point 9mm loaded with 4 live rounds, and prescription pills believed to be Ocycotin on his person, police said.

Lewis is a multiple convicted felon with 18 previous Hartford police arrests. He was also a wanted fugitive for an active escape from custody warrant, police said.

Lewis refused medical attention. Two officers were treated at the hospital for minor injuries.

Lewis was charged with a slew of charges including home invasion, possession of a pistol without a permit, criminal possession of a firearm, assault on police, and escape from custody.

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