Suspects lured slain Bristol cops Dustin Demonte, Alex Hamzy with phony 911 call, then opened fire

The two Connecticut cops shot dead by a deranged gunman Wednesday night were deliberately lured to their deaths by a false 911 call, state police announced Thursday.

“Bristol Police received a 911 call reporting a possible domestic violence incident between two siblings at 310 Redstone Hill Road,” police said in a press release posted on Twitter.

“Preliminary information appears to point to the 911 call being a deliberate act to lure law enforcement to the scene,” the release said.

Police also identified the killer, also shot dead at the scene, as Nicholas Brutcher, 35.

His brother, Nathan Brutcher, 32, was wounded and remains at St. Francis Hospital.

According to police, Nicholas Brutcher was waiting outside when cops arrived at the Bristol house and opened fire, killing Sgt. Dustin Demonte and Officer Alex Hamzy.

A third cop, Officer Alec Iurato, was wounded and is undergoing surgery, police said.

Police have not divulged a motive for the deadly attack.

(Left to right) Bristol Police Department Sgt. Dustin Demonte, officer Alex Hamzy and Alec Iurato.
Bristol Police Sgt. Dustin Demonte and Officers Alex Hamzy and Alec Iurato.
Bristol Police Chief Brian Gould salutes during fallen officer Alex Hamzy’s procession.
Bristol Police Chief Brian Gould salutes during fallen officer Alex Hamzy’s procession.
Bristol Police officers console one another at the scene where two police officers killed, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022, in Bristol, Conn. The officers were fatally shot and a third wounded while responding to a domestic violence call in Connecticut, authorities said Thursday, amid an exceptionally violent week for officers across the country.
Bristol police officers console one another at the scene of the fatal shooting.

“This is a very complex, ongoing investigation led by detectives from the Connecticut State Police Major Crimes Unit at the request of the Office of the Chief State’s Attorney,” the press release said.

In Bristol Thursday, police guarded the homes of the slain cops.

A massive police procession accompanied the bodies of the two officers to the medical examiner’s office, according to a report by WTIC-TV News on Thursday.

The body of Bristol Conn. Police Officer Alex Hamzy is transported from the crime scene as Connecticut police officers stand at attention during a procession, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022 in Bristol Conn.
Fallen police officer Alex Hamzy was transported from the crime scene.
Law enforcement line up during fallen officer Alex Hamzy’s procession in Bristol, Connecticut on Oct. 13, 2022.
Law enforcement line up during Hamzy’s procession in Bristol on Oct. 13, 2022.
Police investigate the scene where two police officers killed, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022, in Bristol, Conn.
Bristol police said the suspects apparently lured police officers to their home before shooting them.
Bristol Police Officer Seth Petzing cries during the procession.
Bristol police officer Seth Petzing wipes away tears during the procession.

The officers were described as “two exceptional police officers” by Bristol Police Chief Brian Gould during an emotional press conference early Thursday.

Demonte, 35, was co-recipient of the Officer of the Year Award in 2019. He was killed while his wife, Laura, is pregnant with the couple’s third child.

Hamzy, 34, a graduate of Bristol Eastern High School, is survived by his wife, his parents, and two sisters, police said.

Per: NYP

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