Officer Shoots, Kills Armed Man At Ridgefield Home

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A shooting was reported at 423 Ridgebury Road in Ridgefield on Friday.
A shooting was reported at 423 Ridgebury Road in Ridgefield on Friday. Photo Credit: Google streetview
An officer-involved shooting was reported at a Ridgebury Road home in Ridgefield late Friday afternoon.
An officer-involved shooting was reported at a Ridgebury Road home in Ridgefield late Friday afternoon. Photo Credit: Google maps

Updated at 7 a.m.: RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- A man who waved a handgun at police in the yard of a rural Ridgefield home was shot by an officer late Friday afternoon and died later at Danbury Hospital, state police confirmed. 

Ridgefield police had responded to a report of a domestic dispute at a large home at 423 Ridgebury Road at about 5 p.m., police said. When officers arrived, they saw a man in the yard with a handgun, state police said. 

Ridgefield officers ordered the man to put down his weapon, state police said. He refused to comply, raised the weapon toward officers and was shot by a Ridgefield officer, state police said.

The man was transported by ambulance to Danbury Hospital, where he died shortly after arriving, state police said.   

His identity was withheld to notify his next of kin, state police said. Police did not identify the officer involved.

At the request of the Danbury state's attorney and the Ridgefield police chief, the Connecticut State Police responded to investigate. The investigation was continuing, and an autopsy will be conducted, state police said. 

The home is a 9,000-square-foot, four-bedroom Cape  on 3.5 acres near the New York border. It was built in 2001.

Updated at 10:15 p.m.: RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- A Ridgefield police officer shot and killed a man during a domestic disturbance call at 423 Ridgebury Road, television news stations reported late Friday.

The man refused to comply with police when they tried to disarm him and reportedly raised his weapon, and a Ridgefield police officer shot him, WTNH reported.

The man reportedly died later at Danbury Hospital, the report said. 

Original story: RIDGEFIELD, Conn. - An officer-involved shooting was reported at a Ridgebury Road home in Ridgefield early Friday evening, according to press reports. 

The Danbury News-Times reported that several shots were fired, but there were no fatalities. A police officer was taken to a local hospital for observation, but all Ridgefield officers were "OK," the report said.

The Ridgefield Press is reporting that police were called to the house at about 5 p.m. in response to a report of a  domestic incident. Two ambulances were dispatched to the residence and subsequently went the hospital, the report said.

Ridgefield police said they had no comment and that it would be some time before they released any information. 

Norwalk police confirmed there was an incident "somewhere nearby." They are reported to have responded to the incident. Wilton police also confirmed an incident occurred. 

The home is a 9,000-square-foot, four-bedroom Cape  on nearly 3.5 acres near the New York border. It was built in 2001. Ridgefield tax assessor records show the home was last sold in 2009 for $1.2 million. It does not list a current owner or any prior owners. The home was listed on several foreclosure real estate websites in 2009 before it was sold.

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Why isn't there any info bout what brought the police there in the first place. They responded to a shooting. Who got shot? Why was he shooting? A domestic incident? About what? No details on that?

Norwalk
It sounds lime a cover up to me

No, Norwalk, the article states that the police responded to a domestic disturbance, which involves sending two officers right away. Apparently, they never got to talk to the guy because he pointed a gun in the direction of the officers. He didn't drop it when ordered. That's when he got shot.

Please wait until all info is in. If it was for mutual assistance RPD would have called State or Danbury.

True, they would call Danbury or State, and both did respond, the State for the Major Crime Unit. Fairfield County also has a "hotline" radio that all towns use. I the call went out on the hotline everyone would have received it and responded accordingly. I understand several other departments were there also at the beginning. Ridgefeld has only like 2 cops working at night, just like every other town in that area, Norwalk has a lot more to spare for a lengthy crime scene.

We don't know why they requested mutual aid, Joe. As Old Timer pointed out in his post, various police departments have different equipment. While Danbury is closer, Danbury may not have had the equipment the RPD wanted or possibly an officer trained in a particular manner, i.e. hostage negotiation or something similar.

Paige
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When i seen Norwalk was called I thought why would anyone call those fools. They cant even solve or control crime In Norwalk. I bet somehow along the way they screwed things up here or escalated the situation.

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Paige
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When you "seen" that? Are you still mad because you got ticketed by the norwalk police?

Another "Tim T Troll Fail". His other user names "seen" things too.

T.T.T.F. #26

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ever think maybe Ridgefield called Norwalk for back up? Or maybe they thought the suspect was fleeing...?

Comment corrected see above.

Nothing odd about mutual aid agreements between police and fire depts. When a need arises for a service one department cannot provide, it is not unusual to ask for assistanced from another dept. Some of the federal grants specify that equipment puchased will be shared as needed. When aid is requested, the department handling the case makes all the press reports. Our curiosity will be satisfied eventually. Police from all over this area responded to New York City after 9/11. The goal in domestic cases where weapons are displayed is to avoid injury if possible. Sometimes that isn't possible.

Really Niikk?...tell us how a police shooting in Ridgefield will be another "NPD scandal"? Go have another drink.

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Just another Tim T Troll Fail

I bet Timmy is up to 40 user names by now. Unbelievable!

I cannot believe he would actually use NIKK on this forum as well. Google "niikk" which was the original TIMMY.

Niikktard strike again. In tears right now!!!

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H. Pierce
I have no idea as you are the one talking about a "NPD scandal" not me..Have you been drinking? I simply said it was odd that Norwalk responded to Ridgefield as I was under the impression Ridgefield had it own PD....

Norwalk police confirmed there was an incident "somewhere nearby." They are reported to have responded to the incident. ODD