Ledyard shooting

A tow truck takes away the suspect's vehicle Monday morning (WFSB)

LEDYARD, CT (WFSB) - Two police officers shot a man they said drove a car right at them.

It happened on Lantern Hill Road in Ledyard around 11:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Ledyard police said it started when the driver nearly struck a police cruiser.

The driver then took off and drove into a backyard on Reservoir View off of Route 117.

According to state and local police, the unidentified driver nearly hit the cruiser while the officer was checking icing conditions. 

"No other officers were hurt. The suspect is being evaluated for the injuries sustained." said Trooper Josue Dorelus, Connecticut State Police. 

Police pursued the car. 

Police say they put out stop sticks right at Spicer Hill Road. 

The car evaded police, turning left on Route 117 right past Ledyard Police headquarters. 

Police say the red car then turned down Reservoir View. It's a dead end and the suspect drove his car right into a driveway. 

"The suspect rather than stopping following the directives given from the officer drove towards the officers. Officers fired several rounds from their duty pistols striking the suspect," said Dorelus. 

The suspect was the only person in the car and he will be facing several charges. 

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