The Connecticut State’s Attorney’s Office is investigating after a DEA Task Force officer shot a suspect driving a vehicle toward police during a narcotics operation in Hartford Wednesday, according to Hartford police.
Police said the incident began when Hartford Vice & Narcotics officers and federal DEA agents were investigating a recent drug-related homicide on Huntington Street. Officers saw a drug sale. Officers tried to approach the seller, who was in a vehicle, in the area of Sigourney Street and Asylum Avenue.
Police said the suspect drove the vehicle up on the sidewalk toward officers, apparently trying to flee. A DEA officer fired at the suspect twice. The suspect continued driving and crashed into a parked car in the area of 1000 Asylum Ave.
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The suspect was taken into custody and taken to St. Francis Hospital for treatment. Police said he is listed in stable condition, and the injuries are not life-threatening.
The Connecticut State’s Attorney’s Office have responded to investigate.
Neither the suspect nor the DEA officer have been identified at this time.