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Source: 41 Shots Fired At Man By Norwich Officers

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Norwich Police Department patch. From Norwich Police Department web site.

Norwich Police Department patch. From Norwich Police Department web site.

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A law enforcement source in Norwich says 41 shots were fired by seven officers last Sunday night at a despondent man who was killed when six of those shots hit him.

The man, Michael Dugas, was pointing what turned out to be a fake handgun at the officers and failed to listen to orders so he was shot. It was the city’s fourth officer-involved shooting in just over a year.

All seven officers have been placed on administrative leave during the investigation.

The Hartford Courant and The Day of New London contributed to this report.

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