Two police officers were killed and another was seriously wounded while responding to a domestic violence call in Bristol, Ct. Gov. Ned Lamont identified the two dead officers as members of the Bristol Police Department. He called the shooting a “devastating” reminder of the dangers that police officers face to protect, reports the New York Times. The shooting occurred late Wednesday in a residential neighborhood in the Bristol, about 80 miles northeast of New York City. One witness heard multiple rounds of gunshots and later heard a helicopter over the area.
The Connecticut State Police said, “We are still working diligently to gather accurate information from our investigators and all that are involved. Around 7 a.m., a motorcade of police vehicles, with emergency lights flashing, silently accompanied the two killed officers from Bristol Hospital to the medical examiner’s office in Farmington.