New Haven, CT – 2 Officers, 1 Woman Shot

 In Breaking News, Domestic

A man is now in custody who shot his wife, then wounded Police Officers Eric Pasino and Officer Scott Shumway in New Haven, CT, after they responded to the domestic shooting. Both officers received non-life-threatening injuries.

638 Elm Street in New Haven

The original incident took place at around 10:30 a.m. on Elm street in the Connecticut city of New Haven. The 51 year old woman was shot in the back, hand, arm and chest by a man believed to be her husband. She is a retired employee of the Connecticut Department of Corrections. She is in surgery and listed in critical condition at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

One officer was grazed by a bullet on his arm, the other shot in the arm and is still being treated, according to NBC.

The incident prompted deployment of the SWAT team as officers set up a perimeter around the street. The man barricaded himself inside the basement of the home, causing a standoff until about 2:30 this afternoon. Neighbors were evacuated during the standoff period.

The suspect, John Douglas Monroe (1-28-66), engaged officers with a long gun at the basement door, whereupon officers shot him.  He is listed in serious but stable condition at Yale-New Haven Hospital, and according to police, he is expected to recover.

The Connecticut State Police will now take over the investigation.

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