By Tiffany Williams –
Overnight in Bristol, Connecticut, just after 11:00 PM two police officers were killed in a shooting. Connecticut State Police have confirmed that the two officers were responding to a domestic incident at a home on Redstone Hill Road involving two brothers.
When the two officers arrived on scene the suspect was waiting outside, state police said he killed one officer on site. The second died at the hospital.
The suspect, state police said was fatally shot. The brother was also wounded.
Both officers were transported to Bristol Health, and Thursday morning a procession took the fallen officers to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
A third officer with the Bristol Police Department who also responded, was shot as well and has serious injuries at an area hospital.
“The loss of two officers from the Bristol Police Department who were killed in the line of duty while responding to an emergency call of domestic violence is a senseless tragedy, and my prayers are with their families, loved ones, and fellow officers,” Governor Lamont said. “I also ask the residents of Connecticut to keep in their prayers a third officer who was shot while responding to this emergency and is currently in the hospital with serious injuries. This is a devastating reminder of the dangers that police officers face every day to protect our families and neighbors from all kinds of situations. These officers are heroes and will always be remembered for the honorable service they provided to their town and their state. This continues to be an active situation, and I’ve directed DESPP Commissioner James Rovella and the Connecticut State Police to support the Bristol Police Department and greater community in every way they can.”
This is a developing story, follow NewsTalk New England on Twitter for any updates as they come in. Our photojournalist. Phil Zola is in Bristol, Connecticut.