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Husband charged with murder following discovery of wife's body in Shelton

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Thomas Infante turned himself in after fleeing the shooting scene, according to police. (Shelton police/WFSB photos) Thomas Infante turned himself in after fleeing the shooting scene, according to police. (Shelton police/WFSB photos)
Lisa Infante was identified as the woman killed under suspicious circumstances. Thomas Infante is a person of interest in the case. (Shelton police/WFSB photos) Lisa Infante was identified as the woman killed under suspicious circumstances. Thomas Infante is a person of interest in the case. (Shelton police/WFSB photos)
Police were seen removing firearms from the home where a woman's body was found. (WFSB photo) Police were seen removing firearms from the home where a woman's body was found. (WFSB photo)
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SHELTON, CT (WFSB) -

Police in Shelton charged a husband following the discovery of his wife's body in a home Sunday night.

Officers said they responded to the home at 7 Hickory Ln around 9:30 p.m.

They identified the woman as 52-year-old Lisa Infante, who was shot and killed inside of her home.

Her Husband, 53-year-old Thomas Infante, was considered strong person of interest, according to investigators. He turned himself in to police and was arrested and charged with murder on Monday.

Police said the couple had been going through a divorce, but police said they had never been called to the home. During an argument on Sunday, Thomas Infante allegedly shot her.

They said the couple had been married for 27 years. They were still living together in the home with two of their children.

"My sister-in-law called and said there's something going on on your street and then a friend called, I looked and saw all the news vans," said Gary Maggi of Shelton.

Thomas Infante immediately fled, but later turned himself in to police.

"The call came in as a sudden death call," said Det. Richard Bango, Shelton police. "When officers arrived, they realized the manner of death was suspicious, so they called in the detectives and members of the state police major crimes unit."

Police said they spoke to family members. They also went door-to-door to ask neighbors if they heard anything.

"It's kind of scary," Maggi said. "[They were a] nice couple. [I] met the husband a couple of times, see her walking the dog pretty much daily. [I] know she had a few kids."

In addition to being a mom, Lisa Infante volunteered at the Echo Hose Ambulance Company in town. Colleagues who worked with her said they will hold a candlelight vigil on Monday night at 7 p.m. outside of the company on Meadow Street.

"A lot of people did know her and that was tough. Last night there were a lot of guys who remembered her, went on calls with her, that was hard on a lot of guys," Bango said.

Investigators were seen going in and out of the woman's home well into Monday morning. They removed a number of firearms.

Shelton police along with the Connecticut State Police Major Crimes Division remain on scene and continue to investigate.

Thomas Infante was held on a $500,000 bond. He was scheduled to be arraigned on Sept. 29.

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