STAMFORD, Conn. -- Newly released search warrant documents show the March 21 fatal police shooting of a 25-year-old man at his Stamford home started with an evening 911 call from the man's father that his son was waving what looked to be a handgun, the News-Times reported.
The unsealed court documents reveal a little more information about what led two Stamford police officers to shoot and kill Dylan Pape, an event the state medical examiner ruled to be suicide by cop.
The documents show that police found a receipt for a BB gun from a Norwalk Wal-Mart, the News-Times reports, along with a newspaper clipping from the New York Times about Adam Lanza, who shot and killed 26 children and adults in 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.
According to the documents, a 911 call came in at about 7:40 p.m. March 21 saying that Pape was waving the gun in front of the family's Wedgemere Road house, the News-Times said. Pape's father told dispatchers that his son was depressed and had been drinking, and also that his son had made previous suicide attempts, the story said.
State Police have released little information about the March 21 shooting death, saying it is under active investigation, the News-Times says.
The search warrant documents show that after the fatal shooting, police searched Pape's house and car, and seized laptop computers and a surveillance camera, among other items, the News-Times says.
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