DEA agent fired shots at suspect in Hartford - WFSB 3 Connecticut

DEA agent fired shots at suspect in Hartford

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Asylum and Sigourney streets are impacted by a police-involved shooting, police said. (Hartford police) Asylum and Sigourney streets are impacted by a police-involved shooting, police said. (Hartford police)
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Hartford police said they are investigating after a DEA agent fired a gun during an investigation Wednesday afternoon.

The agent was working with Hartford police for a drug investigation at the time of the shooting.

It happened in the area of Asylum Avenue and Sigourney Street.

Hartford Police said in the investigation was in relation to a recent narcotics-related homicide on Huntington Street. 

Police said during the investigation, investigators saw a transaction between a drug dealer and buyer. Detectives approached the dealer who was in a car in the area of Sigourney Street. 

The dealer fled the area and attempted to get away from police by driving onto the public sidewalk towards investigators. 

A DEA agent fired twice at the car and hit the driver. The car crashed into a parked unoccupied vehicle near 1000 Asylum Avenue. 

The 30-year-old suspect, who is from Hartford, is in stable condition, police said.

The area was closed to traffic for most of the day but reopened just before 6:30 p.m.

Hartford Police notified the Connecticut State's Attorney's Office to assume the investigation. 

No Hartford Police Officers fired shots at the suspects. 

Two officers were treated and released for minor injuries/ 

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