Shots Fired at Hartford Detectives, Suspects in Custody on I-84: Police

Two people are in custody after police say they shot at a Hartford Police detective then fled police, prompting a short chase that briefly closed part of Interstate 84.

Hartford police said the incident began when a person in a Honda Accord reached out of a sunroof and fired two shots at a detective in an unmarked vehicle on Hillside Avenue.

The detective was not hit but at least one shot did hit the vehicle, police said.

Other detectives responded and followed the vehicle, but lost it on Capitol Avenue.  Other officers spotted the vehicle getting on Interstate 84 and followed until the vehicle came to a stop during traffic.

Investigators said one suspect was seen on camera throwing a gun out of the window. The highway was shut down while police searched for evidence and ensured the safety of the area.

Police said the suspects told them they fired at the detective's vehicle because they had seen it in the area and that they did not know it was a police vehicle.

The driver and passenger were taken into custody. Police said both men have criminal histories in Hartford.

Police say the passenger, identified as Jose Ramos, was the shooter. He faces multiple charges including criminal attempt to commit assault, conspiracy to commit assault, unlawful discharge of a firearm, reckless endangerment and criminal use of a firearm, among others.

The driver, identified as Anthony Torres, faces multiple charges including engaging police in pursuit, reckless endangerment, and conspiracy to commit assault.

More details were not immediately available.

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