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Waterbury officer dead in apparent murder-suicide

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Hallock Yocher, and another man, were found dead inside a Waterbury home on Wednesday. (WFSB/Facebook) Hallock Yocher, and another man, were found dead inside a Waterbury home on Wednesday. (WFSB/Facebook)
WATERBURY, CT (WFSB) -

Two lives are lost and there are still so many unanswered questions following an apparent murder-suicide in Waterbury.

The shots rang out early Wednesday morning in the city’s Bunker Hill neighborhood, leaving two fathers dead.

It is believed 37-year-old Hallock Yocher, an off-duty Waterbury police officer and an Iraq War veteran, shot James T. Stuart, known to friends and family as “Tommy,” before turning the gun on himself.

In a Facebook post, the victim’s brother wrote “Rest in peace Tommy. I’ll never be the same without you. Wish I could hear your voice and tell you I love you."

CT State Police have not formally identified the second person who was found dead.

As police continue to investigate, neighbors are remembering Tommy, who lived in the third floor apartment of the home on Marion Avenue where the shooting happened.

"It still bothers me that I heard it. I kept telling people yesterday I wish I never heard it, didn't see, I just wish I never heard it, because you know what it is,” said neighbor Sam Perez.

Police said the two men did know each other, but so far have not gone into details.

It is also unknown if Yocher used his service weapon.

Channel 3 was told that both men leave behind young children.

"When you figure out what the whole story was, really sad, felt sorry for everybody involved. The whole thing is just tragic,” Perez said.

The shooting remains under investigation.

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