Officer Fires Weapon During Suspect Arrest

(WILLIMANTIC,Conn./CBS Connecticut) – There was an officer involved  shooting in Willimantic  as police  took a suspect into custody in an attempted  burglary  on Spring Street  Tuesday afternoon.

Officers  responded  around  2 pm.The suspect, 56 year old Ordro Fletcher fled as officers arrived.A pursuit was  ended quickly Fletcher was located following a motor vehicle crash. Police say he  attempted to run over a Willimantic detective.An officer then discharged his department issued weapon.Fletcher was taken into custody without  further incident.No injuries were reported.

Willimantic  schools were placed in   lock-down for a brief time , as a precaution.

The  State Police  Major Crimes Unit has  assumed the investigation.

 

 

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