MANCHESTER, Conn. (WTNH) — The suspect in a Manchester home invasion was found dead with self-inflicted gunshot wounds, police said.
The home invasion happened on Oakland Street. A woman inside the home was held “against their will,” according to police. They received minor injuries.
When the homeowner returned and saw what was happening, she ran away and hid in a nearby home, according to police.
The suspect, 46-year-old Rye Shashok, reportedly stole a 2011 Acura TL in New Jersey and was seen driving it away from the scene. He was considered armed and dangerous and had a handgun and knives, according to officers.
A larceny report later in the day in Windham is connected to Shashok, according to Connecticut State Police. He was seen driving away from Windham Center Road in a box truck, which was later found, and Shashok had fled on foot.
Shashok led police on a foot chase where he fired multiple rounds at responding troopers. As troopers approached the suspect, they found he had self-inflicted gunshot wounds. Although lifesaving efforts were attempted by troopers, he was pronounced dead at the scene.