State Police identify victims of Bridgewater home invasion

Connecticut State Police search a wooded area in Bridgewater for a suspected home invader (Image: Twitter/CT_STATE_POLICE)

BRIDGEWATER, Conn. (WTNH) — Connecticut State Police have identified the victims of a home invasion in Bridgewater Thursday morning.

Early Thursday, police say a man entered a home on South Main Street, shot a man and fled. Police say the man who was shot has been identified as 64-year-old Victor Compe. He was shot in the upper body and remains in Danbury Hospital, but police say his injuries appear to be non-life threatening. Police identified the second victim as Compe’s wife, 63-year-old Samantha Moore. She was not injured.

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While investigating the home invasion, troopers recovered a stolen vehicle on South Main Street; a green Subaru Forester reported stolen out of Millerton, New York on the night of August 3. They also recovered two stolen vehicles on North Main Street in Waterbury; a black BMW reported stolen out of Middletown, New York on the night of August 3, and a Ford Econoline Van.

Police are working to determine if there is any connection between the stolen vehicles and the Bridgewater home invasion. All vehicles were towed and will be treated as evidence.

The investigation is ongoing. Troopers say they are still searching for suspects. Anyone with information is asked to call police at (203)267-2200 or text TIP711 with the information to 274637. All calls will be kept confidential.

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