Fairfield father acted ‘possessed’ in family attack, police say

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Fairfield domestic violence incident Feb. 16

FAIRFIELD — A police report says a Connecticut man who was fatally shot by an officer after attacking his wife and children acted like a man “possessed” during the violence.

The Connecticut Post reports the Fairfield police document released Thursday says Christopher Andrews apparently became despondent after the Feb. 16 attack, cut his wrist and stabbed himself in the neck with a knife. Police said Officer Sean Fenton fatally shot Andrews while the man was holding the same knife.

The report doesn’t say what prompted the attack on Andrews’ wife, Kathleen, and their three children, all of whom survived.

Kathleen Andrews suffered stab wounds and blunt force trauma to her head. Their two sons, ages 15 and 12, were injured but not stabbed. The couple’s 13-year-old daughter didn’t appear to be injured.