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State trooper: No foul play involved in East Lyme incident in police parking lot

By Karen Florin

Publication: theday.com

Published August 23. 2013 1:15PM   Updated August 24. 2013 12:01AM

East Lyme - Resident Trooper Sgt. Bill Blanchette said the incident that occurred in the police department parking lot on Main Street Thursday afternoon involved the untimely death of a 75-year-old man.

Blanchette said there was no criminal aspect to the case.

Police were notified of the incident at about 3 p.m. when a passerby reported hearing gunfire. They found the man's body inside a white van in the parking lot and conducted an investigation to ensure there was no foul play. The investigators determined the man died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

No further information is being released.

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