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Man who was shot by Willimantic police is due in court on Wednesday

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A police investigation prompted a lockdown at Willimantic schools on Tuesday. (WFSB) A police investigation prompted a lockdown at Willimantic schools on Tuesday. (WFSB)
WILLIMANTIC, CT (WFSB) -

A man who lead officers in Willimantic on a chase and was shot by police is due in court on Wednesday.

Ordro Fletcher, 56, is currently in custody, but police have not said what charges he will be facing.

On Tuesday around 2:00 p.m., detectives responded to an attempted home invasion on Spring Street.

As police arrived, the suspect took off and a quick police chase followed.

Police said as detectives approached the suspect, he tried to run over one of them with his car. A detective responded by discharged his department-issued weapon.

Fletcher ended up crashing, and the car landed on its side. No injuries were reported.

All Willimantic schools were placed into lockdown at about 2:30 p.m. An hour later, the lockdowns were lifted. Some students were expected to get home a little later than normal because buses were held up due to the investigation.

Police were seen in the area of Maple Avenue, but Eyewitness News later learned there were at least two crime scenes. Police were seen at Spring and Chestnut streets where the chase ended.

"I was at home and I heard a loud crash and when I came out there was police everywhere and a busted up car, but I didn't see anybody. There was no one inside the car," said eyewitness Maria Fisher.

Eyewitness News looked into Fletcher's history and found he has a lengthy criminal history, including larceny and burglary charges.

Quinebaug Valley Community College said classes at the Willimantic Center were canceled as of 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday due to the investigation, however the college was not on lockdown. 

Connecticut State Police detectives from Eastern District Major Crime responded to the scene and assumed the investigation. 

Stay updated with Eyewitness News as more information becomes available.

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