Bristol, CT Officers Gunned Down By Suspect Now Identified

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BRISTOL, Conn. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Authorities in Connecticut say two Bristol officers were shot and killed Wednesday night, along with a suspect. A third officer and the suspects brother were wounded in the incident, which police say began with a domestic violence call around 10:30 p.m..

State Police Sergeant Christine Jeltema told reporters, when officers arrived on scene they were met by an armed suspect outside the home, who opened fire. One officer died on scene, a second died at the hospital, and a third underwent surgery.

The slain officers have now been identified as Sergeant Dustin Demonte and Officer Alex Hamzy. Bristol Police Chief Brian Gould says Officer Alex Iarato is recovering.

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont ordered flags to half staff to honor the fallen officers. The suspect, who was shot and killed and by police, has not been identified and investigation is active.

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