Bristol (USA) - Terrible crime in the U.S. state of Connecticut: A 35-year-old man lured the police to his home with a false emergency call, then he started shooting at the officers! Two police officers were killed.
As the Connecticut State Police announced in an official press release, the whole thing had happened last Wednesday at 10:29 p.m. in the city of Bristol (located about 160 kilometers northeast of New York City).
According to the release, a report of a possible case of domestic violence between two siblings was initially received on the U.S. emergency number 911.
Officers then made their way to the scene. As soon as they arrived, they apparently found that someone had set a trap for them: A man was waiting for the police officers in front of the house mentioned in the emergency call to start the fire.
Thus, it had come to a deadly shootout, in which three people died and two others were seriously injured. First to be hit was police officer Alex Hamzy (34), who lost his life at the scene, according to the press release.
His colleague Dustin Demonte (35) was also hit and then rushed to the hospital - but for him it was probably too late to help. He had to be pronounced dead at the hospital.
A third policeman, Alec Iurato, was also shot and seriously injured. He survived, however, and is now in St. Francis Hospital in the city of Hartford (just under 27 kilometers east of Bristol), where he will need surgery.
The identity of the attacker was also released by state police: According to the statement, a 35-year-old man named Nicholas Brutcher is believed to be responsible for the fatal shooting of the law enforcement officers. During the course of the shooting, he was also reported to have died.
Finally, Brutcher's younger brother Nathan (32) was also involved in the crime; he also suffered wounds and is now also in St. Francis Hospital.