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The Office of Inspector General along with the Connecticut State Police Central District Major Crime Squad is investigating the officer-involved shooting that occurred on March 23, 2022 at 71 Tioga Street, Torrington.

On March 23, 2022 at approximately 4:35 p.m., Litchfield County Dispatch (LCD) received a call that Brian Dungan, age 53, was at his home at 71 Tioga Street threatening to kill himself.  Upon receiving the call, LCD dispatched Torrington Police Officers David Kisiel and Jeffrey Buzzi to 71 Tioga Street to conduct a well check on Brian Dungan.  Officers arrived at approximately 4:39 p.m.  Once there, the officers located Dungan in the basement of the home.  Dungan immediately advanced on the officers with a knife in his hand.  The officers repeatedly directed Dungan to drop the knife to no effect.  Officer Kisiel discharged a Taser that also was ineffective.  As Dungan continued to quickly advance with a knife, Officer Buzzi discharged his weapon three times striking Dungan.  At 4:42 p.m., officers radioed, “shots fired” and requested an ambulance.

Dungan sustained gunshot wounds and was taken to Charlotte Hungerford Hospital.  Subsequently, he was flown by LifeStar to Hartford Hospital for treatment.  He is listed in stable condition.

Officers Kisiel and Buzzi were wearing body-worn cameras at the time of the incident. To access Officer Buzzi’s body-worn camera recording, click here. To access Offficer Kisiel’s body-worn camera, click here. To access Offficer Kisiel’s body-worn camera, click here.

The investigation is continuing.