Hartford, Conn. (WTNH-Inquiring News)–Hartford police are investigating an officer-involved shooting that took place early Saturday morning at 4:45 AM, on Winchester off Vine Street.
Police responded to shots being fired in the area, detecting the gunshots with special technology called Shot Spotter. When an officer arrived at the scene, they saw a vehicle fleeing the area. A car chase ensued and police pulled the vehicle over, but the suspect got out of the car and started to run.
“Police said the officer caught up with the suspect behind a house on at 19 Winchester Street, and the suspect fired shots at the officer.
The officer fired back, and the suspect was pronounced dead on the scene.
The officer was transported to St. Francis Hospital with minor injuries.
State police are now heading the investigation, stated Lt. Foley of Hartford Police Dept. The victim has yet to be identified. Winchester Street was closed for most the morning. UPDATE. State police now say the suspect shot himself and his cause of death is rules a suicide.
Suspect of this case, shot himself say state pd. Gathering was held Saturday, 2-1-14 at the Winchester location. (Coverage by Reggie Hales