Police chase ends in Newington with officer firing shots; no injuries

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NEWINGTON -- Around 6:20 p.m., officers from the New Britain Police Department tried to stop a car on East Street, but it refused to stop, starting a police chase.

The pursuit continued into Newington, and ended near the intersection of Main Street and East Robbins Avenue after the suspect got into a crash.

While police did not confirm who the suspect crashed into, FOX 61's Jeevan Vittal on the scene saw a New Britain police car with heavy damage.

"We were just hanging out enjoying ourselves, no big deal and that car came screaming around that way, car came down that way, the cruiser hit him and I don't think they had it in park, and that car kinda cruised through the driveway and hit the van and the cruiser went that way," said Michael Defuril, a man who lives in the area.

Newington Car chaseNew Britain police officers, who had followed the suspect to Newington, took the suspect, identified as Rodney Kincaid, 35, of New Britain, into custody. However, while arresting Kincaid, one of the officers fired his service gun, but no one was injured.

Kincaid is charged with operating a motor vehicle under suspension, reckless driving, engaging officers in pursuit and possession of narcotics. More charges may be filed.

If you saw the chase or incident and have more information, please call Newington Police at 860-666-8445.