Foxwoods shooting

Foxwoods shooting


EYEWITNESS NEWS…
LIVE IN PROVIDENCE WITH
THE MOBILE NEWSROOM,
PERRY RUSSOM,
EYEWITNESS NEWS.
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A MAN IS DEAD TONIGHT–
FOLLOWING A
CONFRONTATION WITH
TRIBAL POLICE AT
FOXWOODS CASINO.
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WE’RE TOLD —
OFFICERS WERE TRYING
TO SERVE THE MAN AN
ARREST WARRANT….
WHEN HE POINTED A GUN
AT THEM.
NEW TONIGHT–
WE ARE HEARING FROM A
CASINO PATRON WHO
WAS INITIALLY TOLD HE
WAS NOT ALLOWED TO
LEAVE THE PROPERTY.
EYEWITNESS NEWS
REPORTER MADELEINE
WRIGHT HAS THE LATEST
DEVELOPMENTS NOW
FROM LEDYARD
CONNECTICUT.
A HEAVY POLICE PRESENCE
HERE AT THE CASINO TONIGHT
AS INVESTIGATORS EXAMINE
ALL ASPECTS OF THIS OFFICER-
INVOLVED SHOOTING.
A DEADLY CONFRONTATION AT
FOXWOODS RESORT CASINO.
MASHANTUCKET PEQUOT
TRIBAL POLICE OFFICERS
OPENING FIRE ON AN ARMED
SUSPECT…WHO THEN FELL
FROM THE FOURTH FLOOR AT
THE FOX TOWER PARKING
GARAGE.

You come to a place like this
and
you think you’re away from a lot
of
the drama, and being out here
it’s
sort of was shocking, you know?”
CONNECTICUT STATE POLICE
SAY IT STARTED TUESDAY
AROUND NOON.
TRIBAL POLICE OFFICERS
RECOGNIZED A MAN WANTED
ON A WARRANT.
“As the police officers
attempted to
take the subject into custody in
the
Fox Tower parking garage, he did
point a firearm at them. /
Police
ordered the subject to drop his
weapon. However he did not
comply.”
AT LEAST ONE TRIBAL POLICE
OFFICER FIRED A ROUND AT
THE SUSPECT.
“The subject then fell off the
fourth
level of the Fox Tower parking
garage onto a paved driveway
below. “
THE MAN WAS PRONOUNCED
DEAD AT THE SCENE.
POLICE CLOSED THE GARAGE
AND THE CASINO ENTRANCE
ON FOX TOWER DRIVE FOR
MOST OF THE DAY.
AND FOR A TIME, SECURITY
WOULDN’T LET PATRONS LEAVE
THE CASINO.

At first they didn’t let me know
why.
Why I couldn’t leave. They just
had
it on lockdown. You were asking
people what was going on, and
didn’t nobody want to say
nothing.”
THE CASINO IS CALLING THE
SHOOTING AN ISOLATED
INCIDENT, TWEETING “The safety
and well-being of our guests and
employees remains Foxwoods’ top
priority, and there is no
current
threat to anyone on the
premises.”
POLICE ARE NOT RELEASING
THE SUSPECT’S NAME UNTIL
NOTIFYING HIS FAMILY.
IT’S NOT CLEAR IF HE DIED
FROM FALLING OR FROM BEING
SHOT.
THE MEDICAL EXAMINER IS
DOING AN AUTOPSY TO
DETERMINE HIS EXACT CAUSE
OF DEATH.
IN LEDYARD, CONNECTICUT
WITH THE MOBILE NEWSROOM,
MADELEINE WRIGHT,
EYEWITNESS NEWS
.

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