Police: Tribal police shoot man at Foxwoods Casino

MASHANTUCKET, Conn. (WHDH) — State Police said a man is dead after a police-involved shooting at Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut.

State Police said the incident started when tribal police officers, who protect the property, tried to serve the man with an arrest warrant. Witnesses said they saw police officers going into a parking garage, where the suspect was on the fourth floor.

“There were a lot of cops going into the garage but they wouldn’t let anyone in the fourth floor because that’s where it happened,” said Danbury resident Christopher Torres.

State Police said the suspect pointed a firearm at the tribal police, who ordered him to drop his weapon. State Police said the man did not comply and a tribal officer fired at least one shot at the man, who then fell down several floors.

“The subject then fell off the fourth level of the Fox Tower Parking Garage on the paved driveway below,” said State Police Sgt. Wiliam Bohonowicz.

First aid was given to the suspect, who later died. It is not known if he died from the shooting or the fall. While this was going on, traffic in and out of the parking garage was stopped and the lobby of the Fox Tower was cleared out.

“There was a lot of hotel staff that were activating a lot of security and we were just waiting and waiting and waiting,” said Michelle Tibeault, who was attending a convention at Foxwoods.

An autopsy will be done on the suspect to determine an official cause of death. The suspect’s name has not been released.

 

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