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Off-Duty Corrections Officer Involved In Hartford Shooting

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Hartford Police Cruiser (Courtesy Hartford Police)

Hartford Police Cruiser (Courtesy Hartford Police)

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Hartford police are investigating a shooting involving an off-duty state corrections officer late Thursday night around 11 p.m. near the intersection of Wethersfield Avenue and Wyllys Street.

The D.O.C. officer was in his personal vehicle stopped for a red light when the suspect vehicle pulled alongside him. The suspects had an aggressive conversation with the officer and one of the suspects then pulled out a firearm and fired several rounds into his vehicle and fled. The officer followed the suspect vehicle and called 9-1-1.

While attempting to keep the suspect vehicle in sight, the suspects again opened fire on the officer. At one point the D.O.C. officer returned fire with his firearm. The D.O.C. officer talked with dispatchers until Hartford police arrived and engaged with the suspect vehicle.

A car chase ensued and all three suspects were eventually captured. No one has been identified.

No gunshot wounds have been reported.

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