WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — A West Hartford police officer shot and killed a man Tuesday night, according to authorities.

Police said officers were involved in an investigation on New Britain Avenue near New Park Avenue around 5 p.m. The West Hartford Police Department said the investigation was related to a carjacking.

Witnesses told News 8 that a man and another suspect stole a car, prompting police to put stop sticks down on New Britain Avenue to keep him from getting away. Instead, when that first car crashed, witnesses said, one suspect ran into other businesses trying to steal another car. Multiple witnesses said he took a car from Town Fair Tire.

Police said the officer followed the suspect into Town Fair Tire where he saw the man fighting with an employee inside the bay of the establishment. The officer then ordered the employee to step away.

Police said the suspect went inside a stolen vehicle and the officer deployed his K9 inside the vehicle. The officer got inside the vehicle to grab his K9 and to make the arrest and the officer ordered the suspect to surrender and get out of the vehicle.

The suspect disobeyed the officer’s orders and instead put the vehicle in drive with the officer still inside, according to authorities.

The vehicle then moved forward crashing into a police cruiser and a civilian’s car despite the officer’s repeated efforts to stop the vehicle, authorities said.

The vehicle continued forward, and the officer discharged his weapon after the suspect disobeyed his orders to stop the car. Police said the vehicle then crashed into a telephone pole.

Officers attempted to lifesaving efforts on the man before he was taken to a hospital, where police said he was pronounced dead.

Authorities said the officer suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was treated at a hospital for injuries to his head and ribcage. The police K9 was not injured.

The names of the officer involved and the man who was shot have not yet been released.

Police identified the other suspect involved in the carjacking as Lyle Solsbury. Police said Solsbury is a convicted felon with 30 prior arrests.

Lyle Solsbury (Courtesy of West Hartford Police Department)

He was charged Wednesday with interfering with an arrest, larceny of a vehicle, and conspiracy to commit larceny of a vehicle. He was originally being held on a $250,000 bond, but that bond was lowered to $75,000. Solsbury posted bond and his next court appearance is scheduled for Sept. 6.