WATERBURY, CT (WFSB) - State police and the New Britain state's attorney are investigating a deadly officer-involved shooting in Waterbury.
According to state police, a Waterbury police officer shot and killed a man living in a home off of Craigie Avenue on Monday afternoon.
He was identified on Tuesday as 57-year-old Edward Gendron.
It marked the third time a person died during an officer-involved shooting in Connecticut this year.
Investigators were on the scene into the overnight hours.
Waterbury officers were called to the multi-family home a little past noon.
The property manager told them that a tenant found a bullet hole between a common wall.
When police arrived, troopers said there was a struggle between an officer and one of the tenants. It ended with the officer shooting and killing the person.
The officer was identified as Officer Ronald W. Tompkins III, who has been a member of the department since 1989.
"I heard a couple of shots," said a neighbor who only wanted to be identified as Christian. "I was a little worried, I didn’t know what was going on."
A preliminary police report showed that the suspect was armed. A gun was also found at the scene.
Channel 3 was told that the tenant was a registered gun owner.
"There’s a new group of people living in there with him," said Neves, another neighbor. "Just a lot of things were going on, it just wasn’t good."
Unlike the previous two shootings in the state, they won't be able to use body camera footage as part of the investigation. Body cams were not issued to Waterbury officers. Channel 3 learned that the Waterbury Police Department had a meeting set up with a company to look into getting them.
Police said they had been to the address before for other types of calls over the past few weeks.
They would not say what the calls were for or how many.
An eviction notice for a tenant at that address was filed in December. The notice said the tenant had unauthorized pets and roommates. It also said there was excessive noise from the defendant and/or his company, for which neighbors have been complaining.
The other two deadly officer-involved shootings in the state happened in Ansonia and West Haven earlier this month.