STATE OF CONNECTICUT
Department of Emergency Services &
Connecticut State Police
Public Information Office
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown, Connecticut 06457
||Colonel Danny R. Stebbins|
Division of State Police
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 8, 2013
STATE POLICE INVESTIGATE NORWICH SHOOTING
On 1-7-13, at 2:44 p.m., the Norwich Police Department responded to 99 Cedar Street, Cedar Glen Apartments, for a reported suicidal man armed with a weapon. Upon arrival of Norwich police officers the subject, identified as Jason Razzino, D.O.B.: 4-5-1982, began firing his weapon at the responding Norwich officers with a rifle and handgun.
Norwich officers returned fire and, during the exchange of gunfire, Norwich Police Officer Jonathan Ley was wounded several times. Norwich officers were able to retreat to safety and requested the State Police for assistance.
Troopers from Troop E Major Crime Squad and two State Police Tactical Teams responded to the scene. A perimeter was established with Troopers and Norwich Officers. The State Police tactical Team utilized specialized equipment, entered the apartment and located the subject deceased in the bathroom. The scene was secured.
At the request of the State’s Attorney and Norwich Chief of Police, the State Police Eastern District Major Crime Squad responded to conduct the investigation into this incident.
Initial observation by State Police Detectives determined that RAZZINO suffered a single self-inflicted gunshot wound.
The Norwich officer was transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital where he is listed in stable condition with four gunshots wounds to the body.
The State Police investigation is ongoing.
Lt. J. Paul Vance