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Connecticut State Police Patch
STATE OF CONNECTICUT
Department of Emergency Services &
Public Protection
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown, Connecticut 06457
 
Contact: 

860-685-8230
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

STATE POLICE DETECTIVES INVESTIGATE SPRAGUE SHOOTING

            Sprague, CT. (December 15, 2017):  On December 14, 2017 at approximately 11:55 p.m., Troopers from Troop E responded to a disturbance that occurred at a residence located at 1 Bay Street in the town of Sprague. 

            Upon arriving at the scene, Troopers located a male victim outside the residence who had sustained life threatening gunshot wounds.  The victim was transported by ambulance to Backus Hospital and later pronounced deceased.

            Detectives from Eastern District Major Crime responded to the scene and have assumed the investigation.  The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will be conducting a post-mortem examination in order to determine exact cause and manner of death.

            This incident remains under investigation and there is no threat to the public.  Anyone who thinks they may have any information is asked to please contact Detectives at 860-896-3230 or text TIP711 with any information to 274637.  All calls/texts will remain confidential.

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Connecticut State Police
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The Connecticut State Police frequently relies on the general public for help in solving criminal cases.  If you have witnessed a crime or if you have information that might help detectives solve a case, we would like to hear from you. 

If you can help the CT State Police solve a crime, please call our 24 hour line


(860) 685-8190, or our toll free line at 800-842-0200 (in-state only).
Or if you choose you can Text a Tip-

HOW?:
by using your cell phone you can (anonymously) text a message with a tip or information to the CT State Police.



Text "TIP711 plus your message" to CRIMES (274637)


This is strictly a system set up for the public to send tips via text messaging to
the police text messaging to the police anonymously.


THIS IS NOT TO BE USED TO REPORT CRIMES
OR
TO BE USED FOR REPORTING EMERGENCIES

FOR EMERGENCIES CALL 911