|STATE OF CONNECTICUT
Department of Public Safety
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown, Connecticut 06457
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 19, 2008
Yesterday, Sunday May 18, 2008, at approximately 2:20 p.m., a regional municipal Police Response Team made of up 6 local police departments was assisting the Easton Police Department with the execution of an Easton Police Search and Seizure Warrant for a private residence located at
Upon entry into the residence, the local police and police response team were met by the homeowner and a second person. The second person charged the entry team and physically encountered two of the police officers that were part of the Regional Response Team.A local police officer discharged his service weapon, striking this second male person, fatally wounding him. The wounded person and two local police officers were transported by
At the request of the Easton Police Chief and the
The identities of the two police officers involved in this incident are as follows:Officer Brian Weir an 8 year veteran of the Trumbull Police Department, and Officer Michael Sweeney a 7 year veteran of the Monroe Police Department.
The name of the deceased suspect is Gonzalo Guizan, age 33, d.o.b. 03/31/75, of 79 East Ave, Apt 7, Norwalk.
A post mortem examination will be conducted by the Office of the
The State Police investigation is continuing.