Suspect Who Shot at Police and Led Officers on Chase Has Died: Police - NBC Connecticut

Suspect Who Shot at Police and Led Officers on Chase Has Died: Police

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    Police Chase Ends in Fatal Shooting

    A suspect who fired on police and then led officers on a chase through several towns was shot dead on Wednesday.

    (Published Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019)

    A man is dead after exchanging gunfire with police after trying to carjack several cars and leading police on a chase that spanned from Norwich to Windham on Wednesday afternoon.

    Norwich police said they were responding to reports of a possible break-in and the person fled and shot at officers.

    It’s not clear how long the pursuit lasted, but it started shortly before 11 a.m. and police said the driver attempted to carjack several vehicles and was shooting at civilians.

    Part of the chase was on Interstate 395 and it ended in Willimantic after officers used stop sticks, forcing the vehicle to stop.

    The driver ran after the crash and continued to shoot at police, according to state police.

    During the gun battle, he was shot at least once in the abdomen, police said.

    The suspect has been identified as 39-year-old Kyron Marcell Sands of Hartford.

    No officers or civilians were injured, according to state police.

    Norwich police, Willimantic police and Connecticut state police are involved in the investigation, as well as the State's Attorney's Office.

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