Two officers shot by man they suspect shot wife first

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  • Officers Eric Pessino and Scott Shumway were responding to a domestic shooting at a multifamily home Saturday morning in New Haven, Connecticut 
  • When the officers arrived, the 51-year-old victim had fled the home after being shot by a relative who authorities believe is her husband
  • The woman, a former Corrections Department officer, was taken to a hospital and listed in critical condition after being shot in the hand, arms, back, and chest
  • Police say the two officers were shot after they tried to find the suspect, John Douglas Monroe, as they passed through the front door 
  • Police say the Monroe, 51-years-old, pointed a gun at SWAT officers who then shot Monroe in the basement
  • He is hospitalized with serious injuries
  • Officer Pessino was released from the hospital while Shumway remains hospitalized 

By Matthew Wright For Dailymail.com

Published: 13:33 EDT, 23 September 2017 | Updated: 20:02 EDT, 23 September 2017

Authorities say two police officers have been shot in Connecticut by a man they suspect shot his wife first.

Officers Eric Pessino and Scott Shumway were responding to a domestic shooting at a multifamily home Saturday morning  in New Haven, Connecticut.

When the officers arrived, the 51-year-old victim had fled the home after being shot by a relative who authorities believe is her husband. 

Officers Eric Pessino and Scott Shumway were responding to a domestic shooting at a multifamily home Saturday morning in New Haven, Connecticut
Officers Eric Pessino and Scott Shumway were responding to a domestic shooting at a multifamily home Saturday morning in New Haven, Connecticut
Officers Eric Pessino and Scott Shumway were responding to a domestic shooting at a multifamily home Saturday morning in New Haven, Connecticut
Officers Eric Pessino and Scott Shumway were responding to a domestic shooting at a multifamily home Saturday morning in New Haven, Connecticut

Officers Eric Pessino and Scott Shumway were responding to a domestic shooting at a multifamily home Saturday morning in New Haven, Connecticut

She had been shot in the hand, arms, back and chest.

The woman, a former Corrections Department officer, was taken to a hospital and was last listed in critical condition.

Police say the two officers were shot after they tried to find the suspect, John Douglas Monroe, as they passed through the front door.  

Police say the two officers were shot after they tried to find the suspect, John Douglas Monroe, as they passed through the front door
Police say the two officers were shot after they tried to find the suspect, John Douglas Monroe, as they passed through the front door

Police say the two officers were shot after they tried to find the suspect, John Douglas Monroe, as they passed through the front door

They are expected to be OK as both were shot in the arm and sustained non-life threatening injuries.

A SWAT team moved in and evacuated other residents of the home.

Police say the Monroe, 51-years-old, pointed a gun at SWAT officers who then shot Monroe in the basement. He is hospitalized with serious injuries.

The woman is still in critical condition at Yale New Haven hospital.

Officer Pessino was released from the hospital while Shumway remains hospitalized.

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