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Jose Maldonado died at Hartford Hospital
State Police say a 22-year-old suspect in custody for an alleged domestic dispute has died after police tried to subdue him with a stun gun.
Police say Jose Maldonado of Manchester was arrested early Sunday morning after East Hartford police responded to a complaint of a dispute. Police say he damaged a vehicle occupied by a family including two adults and three children. Police say one adult was injured by broken glass.
Police say Maldonado was combative and resisted arrest. He was taken to East Hartford Police Department for booking on charges of risk of injury to a minor, assault and resisting arrest.
Police say he again became combative and was subdued by a stun gun. Police say he seemed to suffer medical distress. He died at Hartford Hospital.
State Police are investigating.
Man pleaded guilty to attempted murder
A Manchester man has been sentenced to 20 to 80 years in prison for shooting at an officer during a pursuit last year.
The Hillsborough County attorney’s office says 22-year-old Garrett Gauthier pleaded guilty Monday to attempted murder and nine other charges, including drug possession and resisting arrest.
The shooting happened April 12, 2013, when Gauthier ran from a car during a traffic stop. He shot at Officer Aaron Brown from a distance of 7 to 10 yards and missed, then continued running.
Gauthier’s attorney argued that his client should be sentenced to 15 to 40 years and told the judge Gauthier had a major drug addiction that had spiraled out of control.
The judge agreed with the prosecution’s recommendation.