Updated: Groton Police, FBI, and NCIS Investigating Current Incident In Groton

This article was published on: 01/9/19 3:59 PM by Mike Minarsky

On January 8, 2019 at approximately 1918 hrs members of the Groton Police Department were dispatched to a residence on Orion Ave in Groton for a reported disturbance. Upon arrival officers met with a female who advised that her husband, the subject, was within the residence, that he was armed with a handgun and had discharged the handgun within the home. Officers removed the female and 2 young children to a safe location, set up a perimeter and evacuated area residents with assistance from several mutual aid police departments. It had been determined that the subject was alone in the residence with a firearm. Officers called for assistance from the Connecticut State Police, Emergency Services Unit – Tactical Team. After arrival of the Tactical Team numerous attempts were made to contact the subject via cell phone and other means. During the time that officers were on scene they observed movement within the residence. At this time the incident remains active, but the scope is limited to the immediate area. Law Enforcement personnel from Groton, State Police with assistance from the FBI and NCIS continue to work to resolve this matter. Although there is no immediate threat to people in the area that are still in their homes, out of an abundance of caution, we ask that area residents remain in their homes.


UPDATE: January 9, 2019 1:03 p.m. The barricaded subject in this incident was located deceased inside the residence at approximately 12:05 today. At this time Groton Police will be continuing as lead in the investigation, the State Police will continue to assist as needed. An autopsy will be performed to determine cause and manner of death. Further information will be forthcoming.

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