Hartford Man Shoots Wife, Leads Police On High-Speed Chase

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    A 29-year-old woman is in critical, but stable condition after being shot multiple times by her husband, according to police.

    Officers responded to a call of a shooting at 77 Buckeley Ave around 1:30 p.m., police said.

    Upon arrival, they found the victim with gunshot wounds to her neck and head, said Lt. Brian Foley from Hartford Police.

    Witnesses called 911and told police the male suspect sped off in a white box truck.

    Minutes later police spotted the truck and a police chase ensued. The pursuit ended on Ellsworth Street after police deployed stop sticks to halt the vehicle.

    According to authorities, Pedro Morales, 37, of Hartford, got out of the vehicle with a handgun, placed to his chin and shot himself.

    Morales was taken to Hartford hospital and is in critical, but stable condition and remains in police custody, police said.

    Investigators said Morales and the victim have been married for 11 years. He is charged with criminal attempt to commit murder, assault with a firearm in the first-degree, possession of a stolen firearm, and risk of injury to a minor.

    The incident is being investigated by Hartford Police Major Crimes Division and the domestic violence unit.