One Danbury Police officer was injured and three patrol cars were hit by a suspected drug dealer. Two officers patrolling the Steven Street area yesterday afternoon saw a known drug user engage in a suspected transaction with the driver of a gray Acura.
When the driver saw the officers approach, he fled recklessly. Two patrol cars responded to the scene to try to block the Acura, but the driver intentionally struck all three marked cars.
Officer Melissa Morrill was stepping out of her vehicle when her leg was struck by the door as it was hit by the suspect. Her injury is considered minor.
The driver fled the area, but the officers were able to identify the suspect as Abdulwali “Tamel” Peterson. He was last seen eastbound on I-84 in the Newtown area. Affidavits have been submitted to the court requesting a warrant for his arrest.