Man Accused of Hitting Police Officer With Car Arrested

A man accused of hitting a Hartford police officer with his car on Wednesday night and claiming he wanted to kill police has been arrested and will be arraigned in the hospital on Friday, according to police.

Police said they responded to Park and Hungerford streets in Hartford on Wednesday after South Windsor police contacted them and asked for help in chasing Christopher Reh, 28, of South Windsor, who told his family he had a knife and wanted to kill cops, police said.

When officers found Reh on Park Street, he "rammed a police cruiser" with his vehicle and hit a Hartford police officer in the street, knocking the officer to the ground, then "hit a couple other cruisers" and "crashed into a building," police said.

The injured officer fired his gun at least four times, shooting Reh twice.

Reh was taken to Saint Francis Hospital in Hartford to be treated for a non-life-threatening gunshot wound, and police served him with an arrest warrant on Friday, police said. 

He has been charged with criminal attempt to commit murder, two counts of assault on police, reckless driving, operating a motor vehicle with suspended license and evading responsibility.

The warrant has a $1 million bond and Reh will be arraigned this afternoon in St Francis Hospital.


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