Suspect taken into custody after Enfield standoff


A suspect has been taken into custody following an early morning standoff with police in Enfield, Connecticut, in which the man allegedly opened fire at the officers.

Enfield Police Chief Alaric Fox told 22News that around 8:30 Tuesday night police had been attempting to arrest Donald Moody, a man in his early 50s, who was wanted on a domestic violence warrant. Fox says that Moody had barricaded himself in his home at 130 Shaker Road, and at one point, had fired upon the officers, though no one was hurt.

Police had shut down both Shaker Road (Route 220) and North Maple Street (Route 192) as officers tried to get Moody into custody. Fox said that members of a tactical team were eventually able to get a line of sight into the home Wednesday morning, that allowed them to safely get inside and take Moody into custody.

One resident who has lived in the neighborhood for decades told 22News it’s always been a quiet area.

“I’ve been here 50 years.. I don’t know him personally, I just know him cause he did some work for me here,” said Jerry Dimattia. “I made sure the lights were on, the house was locked up.”

Fox said that in addition to the domestic violence charge Moody is currently facing, additional criminal charges are expected, related to the standoff and the firing of shots at police.

Moody will undergo a medical examination.

Fox said that though he did not know Moody personally, he was known to members of the Enfield Police Department.

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