despp: ** UPDATE ** State Police Continue Investigation of Shooting of Willimantic Police Officer
2013

{Connecticut State Police Patch}  
STATE OF CONNECTICUT
Department of Emergency Services &
Public Protection
Connecticut State Police
Public Information Office
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown, Connecticut 06457
 
Contact: 
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Reuben Bradford
Commissioner
Colonel Danny R. Stebbins
Deputy Commissioner
Division of State Police
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 25, 2013

 

                                                                        ** UPDATE **

 

STATE POLICE CONTINUE TO INVESTIGATE SHOOTING
OF WILLIMANTIC POLICE OFFICER;

SUSPECT IDENTIFIED

 

   The suspect accused of shooting a Willimantic Police Officer on June 25, 2013, was apprehended by a State Police K-9 team at 12:56 p.m. on June 25 on Rt. 32 near the IGA Supermarket.  State Police Tactical Team members were in place and involved in the chase and apprehension of the accused. 

 

   The accused was transported to Windham Hospital under State Police guard, where he was treated and released for K-9 bites he suffered when he was apprehended.  The accused was discharged from the hospital and transported to Troop K in Colchester.

 

   The accused is identified as:  

  ANDREW SAMUOLIS,   DOB:  4/12/79

  LKA  31 Tunxis Lane

  Willimantic, CT

 

   CHARGES:  BREACH OF PEACE

                      Interfering with Police

   The accused, SAMUOLIS, is being held on $1,000,000 bond and it set to appear in Superior Court GA #11 on 06/26/13.

 

   The criminal investigations are continuing and are being conducted by Detectives from the State Police Major Crime Squad, assisted by the Willimantic P.D.

 

   State Police Detectives anticipate additional charges will be lodged upon completion of this investigation


 

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Lt. J. Paul Vance

 





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