RIDGEFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Police say an officer shot and killed the founder of a Connecticut military museum after responding to a domestic incident call at the man's home.
Connecticut State Police say Military Museum of Southern New England president John Valluzzo refused orders to put down his handgun then raised it toward officers before he was shot by a Ridgefield police officer on Friday.
The Hearst Connecticut Media Group (http://bit.ly/16Ykwq9) reports the 75-year-old Valluzzo was a decorated Korean War veteran who founded the museum in Danbury in 1995.
State police said Sunday they're investigating the circumstances at the request of the Danbury state's attorney and Ridgefield police.
The museum's website called Valluzzo's death a senseless tragedy.