Wethersfield officer shoots man who drove at officer

Wethersfield officer shoots man who drove at officer



WETHERSFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Authorities say a police officer shot and injured a man who drove toward the officer after an attempted traffic stop in Connecticut.

Connecticut State Police say two Wethersfield police officers were trying to stop a car on the Silas Deane Highway on Saturday evening when the car and a police cruiser collided.

Police say one officer got out of his cruiser and the other car drove toward the officer. Police say the officer fired his gun, injuring the driver.

Police identified the man as 18-year-old Anthony Jose Vega Cruz of Wethersfield. Police said Sunday that he’s in critical condition.

Police say his female passenger wasn’t injured. She was briefly detained by police and released.

Authorities are asking anyone with more information to contact police.


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