OLD SAYBROOK, Conn. (CBSNewYork) — Police shot and killed a man who allegedly pointed a gun at officers in a motel in Old Saybrook, Connecticut this weekend.
Around 1 a.m. Saturday, Old Saybrook police learned that suspects from several investigations were staying at the Econo Lodge, at 1750 Boston Post Rd. in Old Saybrook, Connecticut State Police said.READ MORE: FBI Says Body Found In Grand Teton National Park Believed To Be Gabby Petito
Officers from Old Saybrook and Norwich rushed to the scene and found a suspect waving a gun in a motel room window, police said. Gunshots were also heard inside the motel room, police said.
Old Saybrook and Norwich officers secured the area and called for the Connecticut State Police SWAT team to assist with the barricaded suspect, police said.
The SWAT team stormed the motel room, and the suspect pointed a gun at them, police said. The suspect did not drop the gun, and two officers opened fire and shot the suspect, police said.READ MORE: Public School 79 In East Harlem To Remain Closed Due To COVID-19 Cluster; Remote Learning In Place Until Sept. 28
He was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
The suspect was identified as Richard P. Love, 31, of Groton, Connecticut, police said.
Police also found about 180 bundles of heroin and suspected crack cocaine, drug paraphernalia, and a large amount of cash that was believed to be connected to several bank robberies in Connecticut, police said.
Suspect Love had been suspected in several bank robberies, police said.MORE NEWS: NYC Restaurant Owners Sound Off On Vaccine Mandate
Also found in the motel room were a .45-caliber handgun and magazines loaded with ammunition, police said.