Police ID Man Who Was Shot During Officer-Involved Shooting in Ledyard

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NBC Connecticut

Connecticut State Police have identified the man who was shot during an officer-involved shooting in Ledyard late Sunday night.

Officers said they attempted to stop a vehicle on Lantern Hill Road shortly before 11:30 p.m. after the driver, later identified as 35-year-old Francisco Hernandez, of Hartford, nearly hit a police cruiser.

Police said Hernandez refused to stop and turned left onto Route 214 westbound. A Ledyard police officer was able to deploy stop sticks at the intersection of Route 214 and Spicer Hill Road.

Hernandez passed through the Spicer Hill Road intersection and continued into a driveway on Reservoir View, according to officers.

Once in the driveway, Hernandez drove around the house into the backyard.

Police said despite receiving several directives from officers to exit his vehicle, he continued to operate erratically.

Hernandez then drove his vehicle towards the officers, where two officers fired several rounds from their duty weapon, police said.

According to police, Hernandez was hit at least once.

He then drove his vehicle into a wooded area, where it came to rest against a tree.

The officers immediately rendered medical attention to him and called emergency medical personnel to the scene, police said.

Hernandez was transported to Lawrence+Memorial Hospital in New London and was later transferred to Yale-New Haven Hospital, where he is listed in critical condition.

No officers were injured during the incident. 

The New London County State's Attorney's Office was notified and responded to assume the investigation into the shooting, along with Connecticut State Police.

Police said no arrest has been made, however charges for Hernandez are pending.

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