Authorities: New York man struck Stamford police officer during chase

One of the people involved, Clarence Wiley, ran from the scene into the parking lot behind McDonald's. Police believed Wiley had a handgun with him.

Rose Shannon

May 6, 2023, 2:10 PM

Updated 388 days ago

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A New York man is facing several charges after he allegedly struck a Stamford police officer and almost hit police car.
It happened just before 3 p.m. Friday. Police say officers responded to a fight inside the McDonald's on Bedford Street.
One of the people involved, Clarence Wiley, ran from the scene into the parking lot behind McDonald's. Police believed Wiley had a handgun with him.
During a chase with police, Wiley got into his car and hit an officer who was on foot and an occupied vehicle in the lot.
As he drove through the lot, Wiley nearly hit a police car before he crashed into a fence. Police say they found a handgun in Wiley's possession.
One officer was injured during the incident but was treated and released. There were no injuries to the people of the car that Wiley hit.
Wiley faces multiple charges, including illegal possession of a firearm without a permit, weapons in a motor vehicle and criminal attempt. He was held on a $150,000 bond.


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