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Suspect arrested after shooting at Norwich officer identified

Police said bullets struck the officer's cruiser.

NORWICH, Conn. — A suspect with a rifle shot at a Norwich officer after the officer responded to a "shots fired" call Tuesday night, police said. 

The shooting happened just before 10 p.m. in the area of Westwood Park. Police said the first responding officer to the scene saw a man carrying a rifle. The suspect then began firing at the officer, striking the cruiser with several rounds. The officer, who had not been hit, returned fire. 

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According to police, the suspect ran from the area and was then found in a home a short distance from where he had shot at the officer. 

Police identified him as Andrews O'Lone, 28, of Norwich. 

O'Lone was taken into custody without any other incident. Police said there is no danger to the public. 

He was charged with Attempted Murder, attempted assault, assault on a police officer, possession of an assault weapon, possession of a high capacity magazine, and criminal mischief. 

He was held on $1 million bond. 

The incident is under investigation.

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