Authorities continue investigation at Enfield gun shop after “suicide of business owner”


ENFIELD, Conn. (WWLP) – Enfield Police are working with federal agents on the investigation into the suicide at the A Call to Arms Gun Shop last Friday afternoon.

Enfield Police and the CREST Emergency Services Team surrounded A Call to Arms on Enfield Street Friday afternoon after receiving word that the business owner might harm himself.

Related Headline: Enfield PD: Incident on Route 5 a “death by suicide of a business owner”

Enfield Police Chief Alaric Fox told 22News, they closed a portion of Route 5, and residents were told to shelter in place since the owner had access to firearms.

One neighborhood store owner told 22News, he knew the victim and was surprised to hear what had happened.

“It’s very unfortunate he was a very good neighbor,” Craig Smith recalled. “I waved to him every day so it’s just a real shock to all of us here.”

Chief Fox told 22News their detectives are working with The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms on the investigation.

The property owner declined to comment on the future of the gun shop at this time.

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