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PD: New Britain officer fired weapon after police chase

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A police investigation was seen in Newington on Monday evening. (WFSB) A police investigation was seen in Newington on Monday evening. (WFSB)
NEWINGTON, CT (WFSB) -

Police in Newington were seen conducting an investigation on Main Street for several hours on Monday night.

The area of Main Street and East Robbins Avenue was blocked off by police.

The investigation stemmed from New Britain on East Street when an officer tried to stop a car. When the driver failed to stop, New Britain officers chased the car.

The police pursuit ended at the intersection of Main Street and East Robbins Avenue in Newington where the suspect's vehicle was involved in a crash.

New Britain officers were able to take the suspect into custody, but during that process, a New Britain police officer fired their weapon. The suspect was not injured.

Police identified the suspect as 35-year-old Rodney Kincaid of New Britain. He was charged with operating a motor vehicle under suspension, reckless driving, engaging officers in pursuit and possession of narcotics.

Neighbors said they saw a police chase in the area.

"You heard the sirens, the cop came around the corner. They were chasing somebody," said neighbor Michael Defurio, who said seconds later he heard what he said sounded like a gunshot.

Neighbors told Eyewitness News a person was detained by police, and while that was happening, the person's car kept moving in a driveway.

"The car must have been in 'Drive' still. It was going at a good speed, 10 or 15 miles per hour," Defurio said.

"I jumped up and there is a car driving down my driveway with no one in it and it crashed into the van," said neighbor Rick Cascone.

It only caused minor damage to the van.

Multiple police agencies responded, including New Britain and Rocky Hill police.

Neighbors said they are thankful because it could have been a lot worse.

"Not something you want to see in your neighborhood every day," Defurio said.

Anyone with information should contact Newington police at 860-666-8445. 

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