Connecticut State Police Patch STATE OF CONNECTICUT
Department of Public Safety
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown, Connecticut 06457
November 18, 2008

                                 STATE POLICE INVESTIGATE

                              SHOOTING DEATH IN SOUTHBURY 

   Update as of 11/18/2008 at 09:30 a.m. - Subject Being Sought is Located


   Southbury- Today 11/17/08, at 1:02 p.m., State Police at Troop A received a 911 call from a frantic caller reporting that a person had been shot at a private home located at 26 White Birch Drive Southbury. The Southbury Resident State Trooper, Southbury Town Officers and Troop-A State Police personnel all responded to the scene. Upon arrival responding police personnel encountered a witness who provided details of the event and a description of a vehicle and identity of the driver who fled from the scene.

    Southbury EMS personnel responded to the scene and pronounced the male subject dead at the scene and the scene was secured by State Police.

    The description and information of the fleeing car was provided to all police agencies. At approximately 2:01 p.m. Connecticut State Troopers on patrol spotted the suspect car on Rt. 341 in Warren. The operator fled on foot into the adjacent wooded area.

    State Police K-9 teams, Trooper-1 the State Police Helicopter and additional State Police personnel responded to search the area for the occupant of the car. During the search Warren Elementary School was locked down and State Police personnel provided security to the school while the search continued.

    State Police Major Crime Squad Detectives were assigned to respond the Southbury shooting scene to initiate the investigation into this incident. 

    The Office of the chief state‚Äôs medical examiner will respond and a post mortem examination of the deceased will be conducted by that office. The deceased is identified as Ronald Throckmorton age 21 who resided at White Birch Rd in Southbury. 

    Today 11/18/08 shortly after 9:00 a.m. Stephen Throckmorton, age 19, was located at a residence in the Town of Warren.  He is being transported by Troopers to Troop-L Litchfield. The investigation is continuing.


LT. J. Paul Vance