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Police: Armed casino patron shot, killed by tribal police

Posted September 20

— Connecticut authorities say an armed casino patron was shot and killed by a tribal police officer during a confrontation in a parking garage of Foxwoods Resort Casino.

The shooting happened at around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Fox Tower parking garage at the Mashantucket (mash-ehn-TUHK'-eht) resort.

State police say there was an outstanding arrest warrant for the patron, whom authorities haven't named. The Mashantucket Pequot (PEE'-kwaht) Tribal police confronted the patron in the parking garage, where police say the patron produced a weapon, and shots were fired. The patron was killed. No other injuries were reported.

The Connecticut State Police Major Crimes Unit is investigating the shooting.

No other details were immediately released.

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation owns and operates the casino.

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