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Police: 2 officers shot by man they suspect shot wife first

The two officers were shot after they tried to find the suspect. They are expected to be OK


Associated Press

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Authorities say two police officers have been shot in Connecticut by a man they suspect shot his wife first.

New Haven police say two officers responded to a domestic shooting at the multifamily home Saturday morning.

When the officers arrived, the 51-year-old victim had fled the home after being shot by a relative who authorities believe is her husband. She was taken to a hospital and was last listed in critical condition.

Police say the two officers were shot after they tried to find the suspect. They are expected to be OK.

A SWAT team moved in and evacuated other residents of the home.

Police say the suspect, identified as 51-year-old John Douglas Monroe, pointed a gun at SWAT officers who then shot Monroe in the basement. He is hospitalized with serious injuries.

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