Hartford Police Fire at Suspect in Attempted Carjacking

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    Hartford Police
    Derrick Gray is charged with several crimes in connection with an attempted carjacking in Hartford on Thursday morning.

    Hartford police arrested a man in connection with an attempted carjacking and officer-involved shooting on Thursday.

    The suspect has been identified as 28-year-old Derrick Gray, a convicted felon. He appeared in court Aug. 1 and is being held on $1 million bond.

    A victim told authorities that someone tried to steal his car around 4 a.m. on Broad Street, fired a shot and fled, police said.

    When officers and K-9 units found Gray behind a house on Adelaide Street, he pulled out a gun, according to police. A police officer fired two shots but did not hit the suspect.

    Gray was taken to the hospital because police believed he had overdosed on drugs. Police said officers confiscated Gray's 9mm Glock 17.

    He was arrested Thursday afternoon and charged with criminal attempt at assault, unlawful discharge of a firearm, first-degree robbery, criminal possession of a firearm, carrying a pistol without a permit, reckless endangerment and violation of probation.

    In court Friday, Gray's charges were updated to include first-degree assault and interfering with an officer, according to the court. His bond was increased from $775,000 to $1 million.

    He's due back in court Aug. 19.