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Police Shoot, Kill Man With Handgun In Ridgefield's Top News Of The Week

A shooting was reported at 423 Ridgebury Road in Ridgefield on Friday.
A shooting was reported at 423 Ridgebury Road in Ridgefield on Friday. Photo Credit: Google streetview

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. - A police officer shot and killed a man with a handgun in the yard of a Ridgefield mansion on Friday, which was the biggest news of the week in town.

Ridgefield police responded to a report of a domestic dispute at 423 Ridgebury Road at about 5 p.m., police said. When officers arrived, the man refused to put his weapon down, raised it toward officers and was shot by a Ridgefield officer , state police said. He was pronounced dead later at Danbury Hospital.

His identity was withheld to notify his next of kin, state police said. Police did not identify the officer involved.

In other news, congestion and traffic after a train crash wreaked havoc with everyone's Monday morning commute, even in Ridgefield.

The derailment of one train caused problems that stretched from the Bridgeport-Fairfield line through to Norwalk. Commuters had to find alternate routes or find another train station down the line to use until the railway was fixed on Tuesday afternoon.

Ridgefield High School topped much of the news in town this week. The school was listed as one of the top 300 high schools in the country by The Daily Beast .

The drama program was also recognized this week. The 35th anniversary season's production of "Les Miserables" was nominated for 29 honors in two different award shows for Connecticut high school drama productions.

Ridgefield police assisted the Stamford police with the arrest of a man wanted on a charge of possession of child pornography. Stamford had earlier charged the man with making bombs in his home.

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