State Trooper Cleared in Litchfield Shooting

Attorney General Michael A. Delaney announced on Wednesday the use of deadly force by State Police Trooper First Class Thomas Lencki, was justified in the shooting death of Jason Lagueux in Litchfield on July 9. Several of Lagueux’s neighbors called police after hearing gunshots. Upon arrival, Police found Lagueux holding a pistol and acting agitated.  Officer Sargent repeatedly ordered Lagueux to drop his weapon. The other officers who surrounded the trailer heard Sargent’s repeatedly order him to drop the weapon, but Lagueux took aim at Officer Sargent. Sargent tried to take cover and heard an immediate gunshot Radio communication among the police officers revealed that Lagueux was struck by Trooper First Class Thomas Lencki’s bullet.

Atty General Michael A. Delaney


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