HAMDEN, Conn. (WTIC and AP) – Hamden police have identified the officer who exchanged gunfire with a robbery suspect at a convenience store Wednesday night.

Hamden police say Officer Andrew Pfieffer was flagged down by a witness at about 9:00 p.m. and told there was a robbery in progress at Krauszer’s Food Store.

Police say the suspect fired first and the officer returned fire. Pfieffer, a six-year veteran of the force, was not injured.

The suspect, identified Thursday as 31-year-old K’waun Cole, of Hamden, fled and was found hiding under a parked car about an hour later suffering from two gunshot wounds. He was taken to the hospital and later released to the custody of police.

He is charged with attempted murder and held on $1 million bail.

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