STAMFORD, Conn. -- A Stamford man who was handed an order not to contact a family member on Friday later committed suicide, Stamford Police said Monday.
Lt. Diedrich Hohn said officers went to a Nicholas Avenue residence at 9 a.m. Saturday because the man hadn't vacated the property as required and to check on his welfare. Police knew the man possessed a shotgun.
The man didn't respond to knocks on the door or calls to his phone, Hohn said. Officers opened a window and inserted a camera into the residence, he said. They spotted the man, who as deceased, inside the home, he said.
They gained entry into the home by forcing open a door, Hohn said.
A shotgun was found at the scene, he said, Hohn said an autopsy was scheduled to be performed Monday.
Hohn said police extend condolences to the family.
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