despp: State Police Investigate New Milford Untimely Death/Suicide
2014

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STATE OF CONNECTICUT
Department of Emergency Services &
Public Protection
Connecticut State Police
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Middletown, Connecticut 06457
 
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Dr. Dora B. Schriro
Commissioner
Colonel Brian Meraviglia
Deputy Commissioner
Division of State Police
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 3, 2014

 

STATE POLICE INVESTIGATE UNTIMELY DEATH/SUICIDE IN NEW MILFORD

 

   On 07/3/14, at approximately 9:15 p.m.,  New Milford Police Department received a 911 call reporting a vehicle that was operating erratically in the Kohlís shopping plaza located at 169 Danbury Road (Rt.7). 

 

   The vehicle was described as a 2010 Chevy Silverado bearing CT Registration 592CWZ.  It was reported that the vehicle drove throughout the Kohlís parking lot striking a least one concrete light post before driving up and over the curb and coming to final rest up against a tree. 

 

   A New Milford Police Officer was in close proximity to the shopping plaza and responded immediately.

 

   Upon arrival, the officer heard gunshots from the area of the suspicious vehicle.  The operator of that vehicle, later identified as John Pierpaoli, DOB: 10/19/53, of 2 Westview Road, New Milford, was located at the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene by EMS from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. 

 

   At the request of New Milford Police Chief S. Boyne, State Police Detectives from the State Police Western District Major Crime Squad responded to investigate and document this scene.  Detectives determined that there appears to be no criminal aspect to this case. The State Police investigation is ongoing.

 

 

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LT. J. Paul Vance





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