NEW YORK (WWLP-AP) - The New York City Department of Correction is offering its condolences to the family of a Springfield police officer who was fatally shot by a correction officer from New York who took his own life.
Correction Commissioner Dora Schriro released a statement Monday night saying the department was "shocked and saddened" by the events.
During a news conference in Springfield Monday evening, Police Commissioner William Fitchet said Officer Kevin Ambrose was fatally shot in a domestic violence call by 35-year-old Shawn Bryan, who killed himself after critically wounding a woman.
Robin Campbell of the New York City Department of Corrections told 22News that Bryan had one off-duty personal firearm, a Glock Model 19. She said that officers are entitled to own a firearm after six months on the job, with their supervisor's approval.
According to Campbell, Bryan had been hired on August 27, 2009. His last day of work was Saturday, and he was scheduled to return to work Tuesday.
Ambrose, a 36-year veteran, is the first Springfield officer killed on duty since Michael Schiavina and Alain Beauregard were killed in 1985.
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