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The outside of the Dye House Apartments is shown on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013 in Manchester, Conn.  A triple murder-suicide that occurred late Saturday evening at the Dye House Apartments is being investigated by the Manchester Police Department and the Connecticut State Police. Officers received reports of shots fired near 190 Pine Street at 9:40pm on . Police quickly responded and confronted a man in a parking lot carrying a 13 month old child. The man then placed the child on the ground and shot himself. Three women were discovered in one unit in the building dead from apparent gunshot wounds. (AP Photo/Journal Inquirer, Jared Ramsdell)   MANDATORY CREDIT
Neighbors walk by the scene where a triple murder-suicide occurred over the weekend in Manchester, Conn. | (AP Photo/Journal Inquirer, Jared Ramsdell) A Manchester Police officers patrols the parking lot of the Dye House Apartments on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013 in Manchester, Conn.  A triple murder-suicide that occurred late Saturday evening at the Dye House Apartments is being investigated by the Manchester Police Department and the Connecticut State Police. Officers received reports of shots fired near 190 Pine Street at 9:40pm on . Police quickly responded and confronted a man in a parking lot carrying a 13 month old child. The man then placed the child on the ground and shot himself. Three women were discovered in one unit in the building dead from apparent gunshot wounds. (AP Photo/Journal Inquirer, Jared Ramsdell)   MANDATORY CREDIT The parking area of the Dye House Apartments is shown on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013 in Manchester, Conn.  A triple murder-suicide that occurred late Saturday evening at the Dye House Apartments is being investigated by the Manchester Police Department and the Connecticut State Police. Officers received reports of shots fired near 190 Pine Street at 9:40pm on . Police quickly responded and confronted a man in a parking lot carrying a 13 month old child. The man then placed the child on the ground and shot himself. Three women were discovered in one unit in the building dead from apparent gunshot wounds. (AP Photo/Journal Inquirer, Jared Ramsdell)   MANDATORY The outside of the Dye House Apartments is shown on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013 in Manchester, Conn.  A triple murder-suicide that occurred late Saturday evening at the Dye House Apartments is being investigated by the Manchester Police Department and the Connecticut State Police. Officers received reports of shots fired near 190 Pine Street at 9:40pm on . Police quickly responded and confronted a man in a parking lot carrying a 13 month old child. The man then placed the child on the ground and shot himself. Three women were discovered in one unit in the building dead from apparent gunshot wounds. (AP Photo/Journal Inquirer, Jared Ramsdell)   MANDATORY CREDIT

Suspect in three deaths lets baby go, then kills self in front of cops


MANCHESTER (AP) — A man suspected of killing three women in an apartment complex shot himself to death in front of police officers after letting a 13-month-old child go free, authorities said Sunday.

Police in Manchester responded to the Dye House Apartments at about 9:40 p.m. Saturday, minutes after getting 911 calls reporting gunshots.

An armed man was leaving the apartment building carrying the child as officers arrived at the scene, according to a statement by Manchester police Capt. Christopher Davis. During a brief confrontation with officers, the man put down the child and fatally shot himself, Davis said. The child appeared to be unharmed but was taken to a hospital to be evaluated.

An officer also fired one shot at the man but apparently missed, Davis said.

Police then searched the apartment building and found three women dead of apparent gunshot wounds in one of the units, police said.

“It should be noted that the officers’ quick response to the scene prevented the suspect from being able to flee with the child and likely saved the child’s life,” Davis said.

Police on Sunday had not released the names of the man, three women or the officer who fired at the suspect.

Sandra Murray, a resident of the complex, said she was watching television Saturday night when she was startled by what sounded like two gunshots. She looked out her window and saw police officers responding to the complex. She didn’t know the victims and didn’t see what happened.

“It’s sad. It’s horrible this has happened,” Murray said Sunday morning. “Everyone is so sad around here, just trying to figure out what happened. You’re just praying for the families.”

She said authorities removed the bodies from the apartment at about 6 a.m. Sunday.

The apartments are in a converted industrial mill complex near Interstate 384.



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