Police have identified the 62-year-old New Milford man who was killed in a police-involved shooting Monday night and the officer who shot him.
New Milford police responded to Outlook Road around 4:50 p.m. Monday after receiving a disturbance call and a resident, Kostatinos Sfaelos, came out of the residence, holding a shotgun, ignored officers' requests to talk and ran into the woods with the gun, state police said.
Police and K9 units searched the woods but Sfaelos came out of the woods on his own, still carrying the weapon, and approached officers, according to state police.
A New Milford officer, identified as 33-year-old Christopher Hayes, fired at least once and struck Sfaelos after the New Milford man refused to drop the gun, Connecticut State Police said.
Sfaelos was taken to Danbury Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
Hayes has been with the New Milford Police Department since 2014.
Connecticut State Police Western District Major Crime detectives and the State’s Attorney’s Office continue to investigate.
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