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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — A man is in custody after leading police on a chase from New Haven to Bridgeport where he crashed his vehicle, leaving two people with injuries.
Bridgeport Police said the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force, consisting of a Deputy U.S. Marshal and Bridgeport Police Detectives, attempted to take Marvin Owens, 54, into custody in New Haven.
Police said Owens is a convicted felon who had several domestic violence arrest warrants out of Bridgeport and was believed to be armed with a handgun.
As the Fugitive Task Force attempted to take Owens into custody on Wheeler Street in New Haven, Bridgeport police said he disregarded officers’ commands and retreated into his commercial work truck.
As he used that truck to flee, Bridgeport police said shots were fired at the scene, adding there were no injuries as a result of the gunfire. Connecticut State Police Western District Major Crime are investigating the officer-involved shooting.
Police pursued Owens on I-95 south to Bridgeport, attempting to stop his vehicle along the highway. Police said he continued south, exited the highway in Bridgeport and struck two vehicles on Boston Avenue.
He took off on foot, according to police, and was apprehended at the intersection of Boston Avenue and Seaview Avenue.
Two people were taken to the hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries as a result of the crash, according to police.
Police said Owens was taken to Bridgeport Hospital to be treated for any possible injuries, adding he was treated and taken to the police department where he was charged with the following:
- Warrant: Violation of a Protective Order (5 counts), Assault in the 2nd Degree, Unlawful Restraint in the 1st Degree (2 counts), Threatening in the 2nd Degree
- Warrant: Violation of a Protective Order (5 counts), Reckless Endangerment in the 1st Degree, Assault in the 3rd Degree
- Warrant: Violation of a Protective Order (5 counts), Assault in the 3rd Degree
- Reckless Driving, Engaging Police in Pursuit, Interfering with a Police Officer, Criminal Attempt Assault of Public Safety Personnel, Reckless Endangerment in the 1st Degree
Bridgeport police said Owens also has an active arrest warrant out of Stamford for Violation of a Protective Order. He will be arraigned Friday.
This is a developing story. Stay with News 8 for updates.