Authorities received a 911 call at 10:29 p.m. Wednesday reporting domestic violence between two siblings on Redstone Hill Road, Connecticut State Police Sgt. Christine Jeltema said. When Bristol police officers arrived, they were “immediately met” by the assailant and a gunfight ensued. A gunman shot and killed two Connecticut police officers who had been “deliberately” lured to the scene. A third officer was severely wounded and underwent surgery, Bristol, Conn. Police Chief Brian Gould said at a news conference Thursday. His voice breaking, Gould described the three officers as decorated members of his department. Officer Alex Hamzy, 34, died at the scene, while Sgt. Dustin Demonte, 35, died at a hospital, police said. Officer Alec Iurato, 26, was wounded in the attack.
Authorities identified the gunman as 35-year-old Nicholas Brutcher, who was fatally shot. His brother, Nathan Brutcher, 32, was also shot and is being treated at a hospital, though his involvement in the incident was unclear.
Jeltema called the events “isolated” and said there is no threat to the community. Officials from the state police and state’s attorney’s office spent Thursday combing through evidence at the scene which is on the outskirts of the city near ESPN’s headquarters as part of a “very complex” investigation, she added.