Officers have arrested a man who is accused of shooting at a police officer in Norwich and hitting a police vehicle with several bullets on Tuesday night.
Dispatchers received a report of shots fired near Westwood Park shortly before 10 p.m.
The first officer who arrived said a man, later identified as 28-year-old Andrew O'Lone, of Norwich, was carrying a rifle and he immediately began firing at the officer and hit the police car with several bullets, authorities said. No injuries were reported.
O'Lone fled the area on foot, according to police.
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A short time later, police received a call from out of state from a woman who told them she was O'Lone's mother, according to court documents. The woman said her son called her and told her he had shot at police and that he was now in his apartment and that he wanted to turn himself in, the court documents said.
Police called O'Lone on the phone and O'Lone agreed to surrender. He walked out of his apartment and was taken into custody, according to police.
O'Lone faces several charges, including attempt to commit murder, attempt to commit first-degree assault, assault on a public safety officer, illegal possession of an assault weapon, and illegal possession of a large magazine.
NBC Connecticut spoke to O'Lone's mother by phone who said her son had been diagnosed with a schizo-effective disorder, which is a chronic mental health condition.
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone who witnessed the incident is urged to call Detective Cannata at the Norwich Police Department at (860) 886-5561 ext. 3138.
The Hartford police officer believed the suspect needed help, police said. While she was trying to engage with him, he pulled out a gun and fired through the driver's side window, according to police.
Police said the gunfire barely missed the officer, who suffered abrasions on her face when her window shattered.
The officer had minor injuries from being cut by glass during the shooting and was taken to an area hospital for treatment. She is now resting at home.
Police said the suspect is being held on a $2 million bond.