Hartford police have arrested a teenager who is accused of shooting at police officers and striking their vehicle in the city’s North End Tuesday.
According to Hartford Police Lt. Paul Cicero, officers in an unmarked police vehicle were working a firearms investigation in the area of Vine and Capen streets when they found a person of interest in the case.
Cicero said that person, later identified as 18-year-old Alijay Wallen, of Hartford, opened fire before the officers could get out of the car, then ran away.
Police said Wallen fired approximately nine times and investigators found two different sized casings at the scene. One shot went through the passenger side window of the vehicle.