Two people fatally shot during alleged East Hartford home invasion were teens
Two people shot to death during an alleged home invasion on Thursday included a 16-year-old male from Hartford and a 15-year-old from Meriden, according to police on Friday [17th].

The two allegedly entered the home and physically attacked the resident who had a handgun and shot them both, police said Friday. The handgun is legally registered to the resident, police said.

The two people who died have not yet been identified, police said.

Police responded to 87 Graham Road just after midnight Thursday after a neighbor called 911 to report that they’d heard gunfire. Officers arrived at the home and found two people suffering from gunshot wounds. They were treated by paramedics from the East Hartford Fire Department and were taken to a local hospital where they were both pronounced dead, according to the East Hartford Police Department.

The man who lived in the home suffered minor injuries in the incident but did not need medical attention.

According to East Hartford Property Records, the shooting happened inside a white two-family duplex owned by Trieu Phuong of Southington.


Clearwater woman attacked in her bedroom, shoots intruder dead

CLEARWATER, Fla. (WFLA) — A Clearwater woman shot a man who attacked her in her bedroom Tuesday morning, according to police.

A CPD release said officers responded to the shooting on Flagler Drive at 8:49 a.m. after the woman called 911.

Officers said the woman woke up to find Justin William Wright, 26, in her bedroom before he attacked her. Police said he lived on the same road as the victim.

“She was able to reach out and call 911 during this attack, but the attack persisted,” CPD Chief Daniel Slaughter said. “At which time, she was able to retrieve a gun that she had lawfully.”

The victim managed to get a gun and fatally shot him in self-defense, according to police. Slaughter said the woman had injuries that were consistent with a self-defense situation.

“We’re going to avoid talking about too many of the details, but I can tell you she was asleep in the residence,” he said. “She was attacked. She does have injuries that are consistent with that attack.”

“We certainly don’t just chalk it up to self defense and move on,” he said. “There is an awful lot of work that has to occur. The crime scene is going to be investigated just like any other death or murder or homicide or as in this particular case, potentially a justified homicide.”

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