Manhunt underway for suspect after officer-involved shooting in Fairfield

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FAIRFIELD (KRON) — Fairfield police are searching for a man with a lengthy criminal history who investigators say tried to use his car as a weapon toward officers Friday afternoon.

As of 9:24 p.m., officials located the suspect vehicle, but not the suspect.

He is still at-large.

Officers were searching for the suspect, Robert Hanson, around 3 p.m. Friday in connection to a narcotics investigation in the 300 block of Dahlia Street in Fairfield.

When detectives approached the man, they say he used his car as a deadly weapon, which prompted a detective to fire shots toward Hanson.

The 47-year-old man fled the area in a gold Jaguar and officers are now looking for him.

It’s unclear whether Hanson was injured, but according to Fairfield police, no officers or others in the area were hurt in the shooting.

Police say Hanson is a convicted felon and has a lengthy criminal history with previous charges related to illegal firearm possession, narcotics, pursuits and taking a hostage.

If you see Hanson, call 911 or local law enforcement.

The officer involved in the shooting is now on administrative leave, per standard protocol, the police department says.

Hanson is believed to be driving a 1994 two-door gold Jaguar with license plate “5MOE190.”

This is developing, check back for updates

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