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Juan McCray, 31
South Glastonbury, Connecticut
February 04, 2018

Agencies: East Hartford Police Department Connecticut

Last updated: about 1 year ago

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Juan McCray, 31, had been at Hartford Hospital since he was shot on Feb. 4, attorney David K. Jaffe said. Family members decided to remove McCray from life support, a source with knowledge of the case said.

Events started with a stolen vehicle complaint to town police at about 8:30 p.m. Jaffe said McCray was driving his grandmother’s Nissan Sentra. East Hartford officers spotted the car and followed it to the parking lot of 11 Turtle Creek Lane, an apartment complex near Burnside Avenue.

In the parking lot, the suspect and officers struggled, police spokesman Lt. Joshua Litwin said soon after the incident. Officers were injured and police fired at the driver, who sped away, police said in a news release.

Police chased the driver into Glastonbury, and during the chase, “the suspect vehicle was involved in numerous crashes involving other vehicles,” state police said. No civilian injuries were reported. At one point, the car went off the road, hit a guardrail and spun out, then kept going, a source close to the investigation told The Courant. Near the end of the chase, the car’s hood popped open, but the driver continued driving away, the source said.

The pursuit ended with a crash in the area of New London Turnpike, Chestnut Hill Road and Copley Road in Glastonbury, where East Hartford police fired again, hitting the driver multiple times, police said.

“I have serious concerns about the shooting,” Jaffe has said, “because nobody has reported that he had a weapon on him.”