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State Police: Man Fatally Shot During Police Pursuit In Hartford

HARTFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A police pursuit of a man on the streets of Hartford escalated into an exchange of gunfire that ended with the death of the suspect at the scene, officials said Saturday.

According to Connecticut state police, the incident began after two Hartford police officers followed and stopped a vehicle that had been speeding away from an area where gunshots were detected early Saturday.

The man fled on foot behind nearby homes after officers Randal Finucane and Craig McLennan stopped him on Winchester Street, police said.

One police officer exchanged gunfire with the suspect during the subsequent foot pursuit. The man was hit and died at the scene.

State police said it is investigating the incident and was withholding the man’s name until his relatives were notified.

The state medical examiner will conduct an autopsy.

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