SUFFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Police have released the identity of the Connecticut officer involved in the fatal shooting of a Massachusetts man.
State police said Thursday Suffield Officer Richard Devin opened fire and struck 57-year-old Thomas Gezotis, of West Springfield, during an April traffic stop. Authorities say police had stopped a taxi Gezotis was riding in during an investigation into a stolen car complaint.
Police say Devin shot Gezotis after the man pulled out a pellet gun. The taxi driver was not injured.
Gezotis was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The Courant previously reported police believe Gezotis was involved in a bank robbery an hour before the shooting.
Police continue to investigate.
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