Three Police Officers Injured After Being Struck By Suspect Vehicle in Connecticut

Kevin McNeilly;  Photo: East Hartford Police Dept.

Kevin McNeilly; Photo: East Hartford Police Dept.

Three officers were injured in East Hartford, CT after they were struck by a suspect vehicle trying to flee the scene of a drug offense on Tuesday afternoon.

The officers noticed the suspect, 52-year old Kevin McNeilly, allegedly using heroin inside of a vehicle near the Hampton Inn & Suites when they approached his car.

McNeilly allegedly tried to flee the scene but backed into two officers, pinning them against another vehicle. When McNeilly turned to drive away he struck yet another officer. 

He was located a short distance away and ultimately apprehended following a brief chase. He is currently in custody on $1 million bail.

The officers were taken to a local hospital for treatment. Two of the officers were released and one was kept overnight for observation. All three officers are expected to survive.


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