Police shooting in Bristol, Conn., leaves 2 officers dead, 1 injured

Two Connecticut police officers were fatally shot and one seriously injured after a shooting Thursday in the suburban city of Bristol, police said.

At around 3:30 a.m., Connecticut State Police announced it was investigating a shooting in Bristol, which is about 20 miles southwest of Hartford, the state’s capital.

The department later said two officers had been fatally shot and another was seriously injured. The department did not provide any details about the shooting and did not identify any suspects. 

The officers, members of the Bristol Police Department, were shot “while responding to a domestic violence situation involving family at a private residence in Bristol,” Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont’s office said in a statement. Lamont directed flags in Connecticut be lowered to half staff in honor of the officers.

“This is a senseless tragedy, and my prayers are with their families, loved ones, and fellow officers,” Lamont tweeted. 

Police said a procession would escort the bodies of the two officers who died from the hospital to the medical examiner’s office.

“We ask your thoughts and prayers be with the families, the officer and all those impacted,” Connecticut State Police tweeted.

The shooting comes days after a police officer in Mississippi was killed Tuesday and several other people were injured by gunfire. Wednesday, three Philadelphia police officers were injured as a SWAT team tried to arrest a man on a homicide charge. And in Decatur, Illinois, two officers were shot and injured Wednesday while conducting a traffic stop.

Contributing: The Associated Press

Contact News Now Reporter Christine Fernando at cfernando@usatoday.com or follow her on Twitter at @christinetfern.

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