Man charged with attempted murder of New Britain officer appears in court

The man accused of running over a New Britain police officer with a stolen car was back in court on Friday after being extradited from Vermont.

19-year old Jaheem Snype stood before a judge at New Britain Superior Court.

It was a day that police officers say they won’t soon forget. That’s because more than 100 officers made a point to make sure Snype half-brother Frankie Gonzalez weren’t the only ones to be seen by a judge.

“They’re here to support officer Morgan,” said James Wardell, the chief of New Britain police.

They packed the courtroom, but it was a showing of support that 19 year old Jaheem Snype appeared to be unmoved by. Snype allegedly ran over 28-year old New Britian police officer Brett Morgan in a parking lot on Wilcox Street in New Britain on Sunday.

The officer injured is still recovering, although police say he’s in good spirits. his brother spoke to News 8 outside the courthouse.

“The support we’ve received and continue to receive from friends, family, staff at St. Francis Hospital and the amazing officers of the New Britain police department has surpassed any of our expectations,” he said.

Snype is due back in court February 26.

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