Published: Apr 07, 2010 1:55 PM EDT

WINSTED, Conn.  - Connecticut authorities say they have arrested a fugitive accused of shooting at two Florida state troopers two weeks ago.

State police say 37-year-old Brody James Whitaker was captured Wednesday morning during a manhunt by state troopers, local police and U.S. marshals in the Winsted area, about 25 northwest of Hartford. Authorities say they are also detaining two women who are believed to have been with Whitaker in Winsted.

The Florida Highway Patrol says Whitaker opened fire on state troopers in Sumter County in central Florida on March 25 after a short chase that ended with a crash. Whitaker escaped on foot. The troopers weren't injured.