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Manchester Standoff Shooter Identified

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13courtlandstmanchesterassessorreyesstandoff Manchester Standoff Shooter Identified

The 13 Courtland Street house where a standoff took place in Manchester. Photo from the Manchester Assessor's Office web site.

MANCHESTER, Conn. (AP) _ Police say they were forced to kill a Manchester man who kept firing guns from his house at law enforcement authorities after he shot an officer and held his wife and two children hostage.

Authorities say a police sniper killed 33-year-old Eddie Reyes at about 7:15 p.m. Thursday, shortly after he had let his wife and children go.

Officials say Reyes’ wife called police at about 5:30 p.m. to report that her husband was emotionally disturbed and waving a gun in the home.

Police say Reyes shot Officer William Beeler in the shoulder as Beeler tried to enter the home. Beeler, the head football coach at Fermi High School in Enfield, was treated at a hospital and released.

Reyes’ wife and children, ages 10 and 13, were not harmed.

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