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Police Seeking Man That Seriously Injured New Britain Officer

Police have obtained a warrant and are seeking help in locating 19-year-old Jaheem Snype, who they said seriously injured an officer after dragging him with a stolen car over the weekend.

Jaheem Snype. (Credit: New Britain Police Department)
Jaheem Snype. (Credit: New Britain Police Department)
New Britain police are searching for a New Britain man now wanted in connection with a hit-and-run incident involving a stolen vehicle over the weekend that left one of the department's officers with serious injuries.

Police obtained a warrant for Jaheem Snype, 19, on Monday evening and are currently seeking his whereabouts as they look to take him into custody.

According to police reports, Skype allegedly was in possession of a stolen Hyundai Sonata on Sunday evening about 30 minutes after the car was reported stolen when he was confronted by an officer. Police said Skype, last known address of 259 Grove St. in New Britain, fled from the attempted stop, striking and dragging the officer 100 feet with the car.

The officer is reportedly recovering after approximately nine hours of surgery on Monday, according to a press release from the department.

Snype is described as a black man standing approximately five feet, eight inches tall and weighing 160 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes, as well as a scar on his left elbow and a tattoo on his right hand, according to police.

Anyone with information on Snype call the department at (860) 826-3000. Anonymous tips can also be phoned into the Community Tip Line at 860-826-3199.

Police warned people not to approach Snype, but to call police.

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