RIDGEFIELD -- A local police officer shot and killed a man on Ridgebury Road Friday after responding to a domestic dispute, police said.
The officers ordered the man to put down his weapon, police said, but he refused to comply.
The unidentified man then raised his gun toward the officers shortly before an officer discharged his service weapon.
Local and state police responded to the home at about 5 p.m. Friday.
Sources said several shots had been fired at the residence, and a Norwalk police officer who responded to the scene said his department was called for mutual aid assistance after the Ridgefield police "lost contact" with an officer who first responded to the scene.
Police said a Ridgefield police officer, who was not injured, was taken to Danbury Hospital, where he was treated and released.
According to police, the man who was shot by the officer was also transported to the hospital, where he later died from his injuries.
The identity of the slain man is being withheld by police pending notification of his family. Police also did not release the name of the officer who shot the man.
A neighbor said the home had been empty for some time and that someone may have recently purchased the property.
The large stone house with a red roof is set back from the road and is located behind a gated driveway and black iron fencing in an affluent neighborhood on the town's west side, near the New York border.
According to a listing on the real estate website zillow.com, the home is known as "Rosecrest" and was offered as a short sale. The home is listed as having more than 9,000 square feet including four bedrooms and 3½ baths.
The last recorded sale of the home, according to the website, was in July 2009 for $1.2 million.
"A distinctive and custom built elegant residence set high on a hill with views," the listing said. "Grand yet comfortable."
The Western District Major Crime Squad is investigating the shooting.
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