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Connecticut State Police Patch STATE OF CONNECTICUT
Department of Public Safety
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Middletown, Connecticut 06457
 
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 19, 2008
                                        ** UPDATE **
STATE POLICE INVESTIGATION - POLICE SHOOTING IN EASTON

   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 91 Dogwood Drive in Easton, CT.

   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 EMS to local hospitals for emergency treatment. The wounded male was pronounced dead on arrival to the hospital.  The two officers were treated and released.

   At the request of the Easton Police Chief and the Bridgeport State’s Attorney the Connecticut State Police Western District Major Crime Squad responded to the scene to conduct the investigation of this police shooting.

   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 Chief State’s Medical examiner to determine the exact manner and cause of death for the purposes of this investigation.

   The State Police investigation is continuing.

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