Hartford Deputy Police Chief Brian Foley says a member of a Drug Enforcement Administration task force shot a 30-year-old man Wednesday as he drove up on a curb toward officers after being seen selling heroin. The man drove off, but crashed a short time later.
Authorities would not say whether the officer was a federal agent or a local officer on the task force. Foley says it was not a Hartford officer. The task force includes officers from several towns and federal agents.
Foley says the wounded suspect was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Officials say the task force was investigating a recent murder.
Asylum Avenue and Sigourney Street have reopened after being closed for several hours.
The investigation is ongoing.