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    Neighbors Describe What Happened During East Hartford Police Shooting

    A man is dead after a domestic violence call led to a police shooting in East Hartford. Neighbors on Friday morning explained what happened the night before.

    (Published Friday, Sept. 6, 2019)

    A longtime school psychologist at Berlin High School is dead after a domestic violence call led to a police shooting in East Hartford.

    Officers responded to the home on Skyline Drive around 6:15 p.m. Thursday for a domestic violence complaint. East Hartford Police said when two officers arrived they got into a physical struggle at the home with a man who they described as the aggressor in the incident. When a stun gun was not effective, at least one officer opened fire and struck the man.

    The man was pronounced dead at the hospital. In a news release issued Friday afternoon, the Windham State’s Attorney identified the man as John Carras. School officials said he was a school psychologist at Berlin High School, where he served for the last 11 years.

    The two officers were taken to the hospital, one with injuries and one for evaluation.

    A female victim was also taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, which police said appear to be a result of domestic violence.

    "This is a sad time for this quiet community. This is a wonderful town and a wonderful community and unfortunately we’ve had a tragedy tonight here at this address," said Lt. Joshua Litwin of the East Hartford Police Department.

    Connecticut State Police and the state's attorney will investigate the shooting.

    East Hartford police said they had no previous record of domestic violence calls at the home.