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Prosecutor: Fairfield officer justified in fatal shooting

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Fairfield domestic violence incident

FAIRFIELD — A Connecticut prosecutor has ruled that a Fairfield police officer was justified when he fatally shot a man who had attacked his wife and children.

Stamford-Norwalk State’s Attorney Richard Colangelo Jr. released his findings Thursday in the February shooting death of Christopher Andrews. Colangelo said Fairfield Officer Sean Fenton believed the use of deadly force was necessary to defend himself and others from Andrews.

A police report said Andrews stabbed his wife and injured his two sons while acting like a man “possessed.” His wife and sons survived. Authorities say Andrews cut his wrist and stabbed himself in the neck after the attack.

Colangelo said Fenton was forced to open fire when Andrews came at him with a knife and refused commands to drop the weapon.

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