Bristol Police Shooting: 3 police officers shot, 2 dead.
3 police officers were shot in Bristol, Connecticut late on Wednesday. Officials with the police say that two of them died.
A 911 call for a domestic dispute came in just before 10:30 p.m. for a fight between siblings at 310 Redstone Hill Road. That is a neighborhood in the city, close to where ESPN’s headquarters are.
Officers say that when they got there, the suspect was outside the house and started shooting at them.
At the scene, one of the officers was shot and killed. At the hospital, another person died. The third officer was hurt very badly. The suspect, who couldn’t be found right away, was shot and killed.
“Words can’t describe the sadness and grief,” said Bristol Police Chief Brian Gould.
One of the fallen officers was identified as 35-year-old Sgt. Dustin Demonte. He was hired in 2012 and assigned to the patrol division and was a school resource officer. In 2019, he was given the Officer of the Year award in Bristol. He had a wife and two kids. His wife is expecting their third child right now.
Officer Alex Hamzey was a Bristol native who was hired in 2014. The 34-year-old officer was assigned to the patrol division. He had a wife.
The officer who was hurt was named Alec Iurato. He was hired in 2018 and is assigned to the patrol division. Gould says that he had surgery at St. Francis Hospital to fix the gunshot wound and is now getting better.
“Our town has been shook up. Our police force has been shaken up “Gould said. “We need what you think. Please pray for us.”
During the same event, the suspect’s brother was also shot and taken to a hospital. His health wasn’t known.
Someone who lived in the area said they heard a lot of gunshots.
State police asked people to pray for the families of the officers who died and for the officer who was hurt and taken to the hospital.
Bristol Mayor Jeff Caggiano said, “Our hearts are broken today. We all share a deep sense of loss.”
The Connecticut State Police said that officers would be at the scene for the rest of the day to collect evidence.