WATCH: Hartford police release body camera video of officer being shot at last month


WARNING: This video may be disturbing to viewers

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) – Hartford police have released footage of an incident where a city officer was shot at while she was sitting in her police cruiser last month.

On Oct. 26, a Hartford officer was working patrol around 1:30 a.m. in the area of Main Street. When she was in her cruiser, 31-year-old Jose Cajigas allegedly walked up to the cruiser. That’s when the officer engaged Cajigas in a conversation.

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The officer requested an ambulance after she believed Cajigas was intoxicated or needed medical assistance. While the officer continued to speak with Cajigas, without provocation, he produced a gun and shot through the driver’s side window of the cruiser, narrowly missing the officer.

The window was shattered, and the officer suffered abrasions to her face.

Jose Cajigas Photo: Hartford Police

Cajigas was taken into custody a short time later. It was determined he was the person of interest in a recent homicide in the city.

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