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Suspect led Hartford police on a pursuit on I-84 before crashing into multiple vehicles: officials

Before the pursuit, police said they observed a vehicle associated with a recent homicide investigation and attempted to stop it.

HARTFORD, Conn. — A suspect associated with a recent homicide investigation in Hartford led police on a high-speed chase through part of the capital city and onto the highway before crashing Thursday afternoon.

Officers observed a vehicle they said was associated with a recent homicide investigation around 2:40 p.m. and attempted to stop it.

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According to officials, the suspect vehicle did not stop and got on Interstate 84 westbound, where the pursuit began. They continued driving to Route 9 South before exiting, re-entering and then getting back on I-84 toward Hartford.

The vehicle was slowed with the use of a tire deflation device and crashed into a Hartford Police cruiser, officials said.

It came to a stop on Huntington Street, where it crashed into two parked vehicles.

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Police said two occupants fled the suspect vehicle, and one of them discarded a firearm while running.

Both individuals were taken into custody a short time later.

No injuries were reported and the firearm was recovered, according to officials.

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The investigation remains active and ongoing.

Anyone with any information regarding the case is asked to call the HPD Tip Line at 860-722-TIPS (8477).


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