FOX61 First on the Scene: Hartford police cruisers damaged by fleeing suspect

HARTFORD — FOX61 was first on the scene on Coleman Drive in Hartford when Hartford police cruisers were damaged by a fleeing suspect after vehicle stop.

It happened around 3 a.m.  Coleman Drive was for the most part completely blocked off and at least six police cruisers were in the area. The scene cleared at just around 5:30 a.m. and Coleman Drive was reopened.

Police said they recognized the driver as somebody wanted for questioning in Sunday’s homicide in Hartford, when a 63-year-old man was shot dead  near Harden and Westland streets.

Police said the driver tried to take off, smashed into two cruisers and almost hit officers, then hit a pole and another cruiser before getting away.

Police said no officers were hurt and their  investigation is ongoing.