West Hartford Police report that the 32-year-old West Hartford man involved in Sunday’s shooting on Jackson Avenue died of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound.
By Ronni Newton
West Hartford Police are continuing to investigate the shooting that took place Sunday morning at 38 Jackson Ave. in West Hartford, but on Wednesday reported that the male involved in the shooting has died.
Michael Fuller, 33, of 38 Jackson Ave., succumbed to what appears to have been a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the right side of his head, police said. He died at about 10:30 a.m. Monday.
The basic investigation of what is being called a domestic violence incident revealed that Fuller “shot at the female victim, struck her in the arm, and then turned the gun on himself,” Capt. Frank Fallon said Wednesday.
Fallon said that although the investigation will continue, he does not expect criminal charges to be filed.
The name of the female victim will not be made public due to new Freedom of Information Act guidelines regarding victims of domestic violence, Fallon said.
Fuller and the female victim were the parents of the four juveniles, ages 3-13, who were present at the time of the shooting on Sunday, Fallon said, but he does not know if they were legally married.
The female victim was treated and released from the hospital after sustaining a single gunshot wound to the left forearm and is physically fine, Fallon said. The children have all been returned to her custody, he said.
The investigation will continue.
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