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    Connecticut Officer Identified in Fatal Traffic Stop Shooting
    NBCConnecticut.com

    Police have released the identity of the Connecticut officer involved in the fatal shooting of a Massachusetts man.

    State police said Thursday Suffield Officer Richard Devin opened fire and struck 57-year-old Thomas Gezotis, of West Springfield, during an April traffic stop. Authorities say police had stopped a taxi Gezotis was riding in during an investigation into a stolen car complaint.

    Police say Devin shot Gezotis after the man pulled out a pellet gun. The taxi driver was not injured.

    Gezotis was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

    The Courant previously reported police believe Gezotis was involved in a bank robbery an hour before the shooting.

    Police continue to investigate.

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