Report reveals wanted suspect in 2022 shooting was fatally shot by Connecticut police after firing at a dog

According to a preliminary report released on Wednesday by the state’s Office of Inspector General, a man who was shot and killed by police in Connecticut last week was found to be in possession of a pistol. The report states that the man had fired at a police dog as he tried to escape from state troopers and other officers who were serving a warrant for a shooting incident that occurred in 2022.

Vaughn R. Malloy, aged 42, was captured on police body-camera footage as he sprinted away from a residence in Pawcatuck, a neighborhood in Stonington that is close to the Rhode Island state line, on December 21. Despite repeated police commands to halt, Malloy blatantly disregarded them. In response, law enforcement discharged two “less lethal impact munitions” at him before deploying their canine companion, Broko, in an attempt to apprehend him.

According to State Police, Broko, the police dog, bravely sacrificed his life while protecting his handler, fellow troopers, and the community.

According to a preliminary status report, the Connecticut State Violent Crime Task Force-East, comprising officers from the Norwich, Groton Town, and Waterford police departments, was in the process of carrying out an arrest warrant issued on June 20, 2022, for first-degree assault. Malloy faced allegations of shooting into the front of a Norwich home on April 28, 2022, and injuring a female victim.

According to the report, the task force acquired a search warrant on December 21st to search Malloy’s residence in Pawcatuck.


Multiple agencies are still investigating the case.

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