HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH)– Two Hartford police officers were injured while arresting an escapee wanted for home invasion.
Hartford Police responded to 156 Edgewood Street on Saturday morning after receiving a 911 call for an armed home invasion.
The victim told police that a man forced his way into the home with a gun, demanding to give him money.
When police arrived, they spotted the accused man entering a vehicle in attempt to flee the scene. As the officers approached the suspect, he took off on foot, leading to a pursuit.
Officers were able to capture and handcuff the man and perform a pat down. The suspect was then identified as 26-year old Cory Lewis. The body search led to the findings of a Hi-Point 9mm firearm with four live rounds, and prescription pills police believed were Oxycontin.
Lewis took off during the search, leading police on a second pursuit. After Lewis was captured again, two officers were injured during a brief struggle. They were both treated at the hospital for minor injuries including cuts, bruises, a busted lip, and an injured shoulder.
Officials say Lewis is a convicted felon with 18 previous arrests in Hartford on similar charges. He was recently wanted on an active escape from custody warrant. Lewis has been arrested and is now facing multiple charges, including Home Invasion, Possession of a Firearm, and Assault on Police.