UPDATE*** Autopsy Being Performed on Preston Homicide Victim to Determine Cause and Manner of Death
At approximately 1:30 AM on 10/26/19, Troop E Montville received a 911 call from a motorist that thought that he had heard gunshots in the area of route 2A and Route 12 in Preston. While Troopers were responding, Ledyard PD advised they were escorting a vehicle to Lawrence and Memorial Hospital in New London for the report of a gunshot victim.
The victim later died at the hospital as a result of the injuries sustained. Connecticut State Police Major Crimes Squad has responded and are actively investigating the shooting. Detectives have developed a person of interest in the case.
The autopsy was held on Sunday, 10/27 for positive identification. The deceased in the Preston shooting is 35 year old Robert Thompson of Preston. Nothing else has been released at this time.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact EDMCS Detectives at 860-896-3248 or State Police Headquarters at 860-685-8190. All calls can remain anonymous.