EAST HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting that left one man dead and three others injured in East Hartford Thursday evening.
Police responded to a panicked 911 call, which was determined to be a domestic dispute, at home on Skyline Drive around 6 p.m.
When officers arrived on scene, they found a husband hurting his wife.
Police said a struggle ensued between the male suspect and officers.
Deadly force was used and the male suspect was shot. The unidentified man was pronounced dead at a local hospital.
"The struggle resulted in injuries to one of our officers who is being treated at a local hospital. He has non-life threatening injuries, but during the course of that struggle and the investigation into this domestic violence, deadly force was determined to be necessary," said Lt. Josh Litwin, East Hartford Police.
Another officer was injured. Both officers were brought to the hospital.
It is not clear how many shots were fired, but one neighbor heard several.
"I hear two or three sirens down the street and stopped right down the street over here, and then I hear three shots. This was after the police vehicles got here and I didn't know what it was," said Frank Pellicane, a neighbor.
Police are reviewing whether the officers on the scene attempted to use a taser on the suspect before he was shot.
Police said the man's wife suffered life-threatening injuries during the domestic dispute.
Officers said children live in the home and neighbors said those children ran to a nearby house after the dispute began.
Police said they have not been called to the home before.
The investigation was turned over to state police and will be investigated by the State's Attorney's Office.
According to sources, the officers involved in the shooting have been with the department for a while.