|STATE OF CONNECTICUT
Department of Public Safety
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown, Connecticut 06457
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 26, 2009
STATE POLICE MAJOR CRIME SQUAD
INVESTIGATE POLICE SHOOTING
On 05/24/09 shortly after 1:30 p.m. East Hartford Police responded to a reported domestic violence call at
Upon arrival officers were directed to the rear of the home near a wood line where the male subject was located. The subject appeared to be injured was conscious and was in possession of a long gun. The officers verbally directed the subject several times to put the weapon down. The male subject suddenly leveled the long gun at the police officers who were forced to discharge their service weapons at the subject. Neither officer was injured.
The male subject suffered apparent gunshot wounds. The wounded subject was provided emergency care by East Hartford EMS at the scene and was transported to
State Police Detectives are conducting the investigation into this shooting incident assisted by the
The deceased male is identified as ROBERT GILBERT DOB: 11/26/56 38 Long Hill St. East Hartford,
In addition State Police are withholding the identity of the involved officers at this time.
The case remains under investigation by Connecticut State Police .
LT. J. Paul Vance