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Thousands raised to help Fairfield family after stabbing, deadly shooting

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GoFundme page setup after Fairfield family attacked earlier this week. (WFSB) GoFundme page setup after Fairfield family attacked earlier this week. (WFSB)
FAIRFIELD, CT (WFSB) -

More than $120,000 was donated to help a Fairfield family attacked by their husband/father in their home earlier this week.

Police were called to Mountain Laurel Road about a domestic incident on Tuesday morning.

Police said 51-year-old Christopher Andrews lunged at officers. That's when police said officer Sean Fenton shot and killed Christopher Andrews. 

Christopher Andrews' wife, Kathleen Andrews, and their three children were found stabbed and beaten.

Police sources said Andrews used a baseball bat while they were still in bed.

Sources told Eyewitness News that the 15-year-old boy and 13-year-old girl were released from the hospital on Tuesday night.

Investigators told Eyewitness News there were no prior reports of domestic violence.

Fairfield Superintendent of Schools David Title said the schools will provide counseling "for students and staff who have been impacted by this tragedy."

State police are still looking for a motive. The deadly shooting remains under investigation by the Connecticut State Police and the State’s Attorney’s Office from the Stamford/Norwalk district with the Fairfield Police Department assisting in the case. 

Following the shooting, police said Fenton was "temporarily reassigned from his patrol activities." His reassignment is Connecticut General Statute. 

Fenton is a 25-year veteran of the police force. Police said he has received about 35 letters of Accommodation, one Exceptional Service Award, one Life Saving Award and one Medal of Meritorious Service Award.

A vigil will be held on Sunday night at the town hall green as a show of support for the family.

A GoFundMe page has also been set up to help the family. As of 2:15 p.m., more than $124,000 was raised from donations by more than 1,100 people. 

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