A Seymour police sergeant who shot a man after that man pulled a gun on officers at a local gas station in 2010 was justified in doing so, according to a report issued Friday, the details of which were published by the Valley Independent Sentinel.
The incident occurred at the located at 1 Oxford Road on the Oxford/Seymour town line when a man told police he was upset over his divorce and that his wife had a restraining order against him, the Sentinel report states. The man, 53-year-old Agim Beqiraj, of Mrytle Beach. S.C. shot himself in the head three times, then turned his weapon on officers during the incident on May 23, 2010, the report states.
Seymour Sgt. Stephen Prajer’s shot the man in the head; his use of force was recently deemed justified, according to a report authored by Kevin D. Lawlor, State’s Attorney for the Ansonia-Milford Judicial District, the Sentinel reports.