Fatal Police-Involved Shooting in Connecticut - NECN

Fatal Police-Involved Shooting in Connecticut

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    NEWSLETTERS

    (Published Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015)

    A suspect was killed in a police-involved shooting at a motel in Old Saybrook early Saturday morning.

    Police learned a suspect in multiple investigations was staying at the Econo Lodge at 1750 Boston Post Road in Old Saybrook, according to state police. Officers responded at about 1 a.m. to locate the individual and upon arriving they saw through a motel room window that the suspect was armed inside.

    Police heard gunfire inside the room, state police said. Old Saybrook and Norwich officers secured the area and called the state police Emergency Services Unit Tactical Team for back up.

    Authorities evacuated people from nearby motel rooms as they dealt with the barricaded suspect.

    When the suspect saw the SWAT team arrive, the individual pointed a gun at them, according to state police. The suspect refused to listen to SWAT team orders to drop the firearm and kept the gun pointed at them, prompting at least one SWAT team officer to shoot the suspect, state police said.

    While the SWAT team administered first aid, the suspect died on scene.

    No one else was injured.

    The nature of the investigations state police believed the suspect was tied to is unknown.

    State police Eastern District Major Crime detectives responded and are handling the investigation.

    The state Office of the Chief Medical Examiner responded and will work to identify the suspect.

    State police said the identity of the suspect won't be released until the medical examiner confirms the identity of the suspect and the family is notified.

    The name of the SWAT team member who shot the suspect is not being released at this time.

    The incident remains under investigation.