Law enforcement officer shoots fleeing drug suspect

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Hartford police say a law enforcement officer has shot and wounded a drug deal suspect who drove at officers while trying to flee.

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.

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