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Police Identify Officers Involved In Fatal Stamford Shooting

A Stamford police cruiser blocked Wedgemere Road Tuesday afternoon, where a 25-year-old man was shot by police.
A Stamford police cruiser blocked Wedgemere Road Tuesday afternoon, where a 25-year-old man was shot by police. Photo Credit: Jay Polansky

STAMFORD, Conn. -- Connecticut State Police have identified the two officers involved in the fatal shooting of a Stamford man on Wedgemere Road Monday night.

The two officers involved in the shooting were identified as Lt. Christopher Baker and Sgt. Steven Perrotta, state police said Wednesday afternoon. Baker is a 16-year veteran of the Stamford Police Department and Perrotta is a 12-year veteran of the department, state police said.

Police received a 911 report at approximately 8 p.m. Monday that a 25-year-old man, later identified as Dylan Pape, had a gun and was threatening harm, police said. Stamford patrol officers, as well as SWAT team members and K9 units, responded to the scene and established a perimeter.

Officers on scene attempted to speak with Pape in an effort to resolve the situation, police said. After an hourlong negotiation, police said that the situation deteriorated and Baker and Perrotta, both members of the SWAT team, discharged their weapons.

Pape was struck at least one time, police said. EMS arrived on scene and provided medical care. He was later taken to the hospital, where he was pronounce deceased, police said.

The incident is currently under investigation by Connecticut State Police Western District Major Crime. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner is also investigating and conducting a post-mortem examination to determine the cause and manner of death.

A spokesperson for the Medical Examiner told the Stamford Advocate that the manner of death was suicide, but state police said the matter is still under investigation.

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