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.
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.