PD: Suspect With Shotgun Fatally Shot by Officer

Police are investigating after an officer killed an armed man Monday afternoon.

Connecticut State Police have assumed the investigation and the Western District Major Crimes team is handling the investigation. He ignored police demands to drop the shotgun and at least one New Milford police officer discharged at least one round from a duty weapon, striking the suspect.

State police have been holding down the scene on Outlook Road as they try to piece together what led up to the shooting.

Both the names of the officer and the man have not been released.

Police did not identify the man nor would they say if he lived at that address.

Milford police arrested David Newman Jr., 41 of Milford on August 16 after officers responded to a report of a domestic violence incident in progress at an Elder Street residence.

Police and K9 units searched the woods but the man came out of the woods on his own, still carrying the weapon, and approached officers, according to state police.

Police established a perimeter and after a short time the man emerged from the woods still brandishing the gun. Officers later located a large knife inside Newman’s vehicle, police said in a news release.

Officers administered first aid and the suspect was taken to Danbury Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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