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Suspected Shooter In Bethel Attempted Murder-Suicide Dies

Police have closed off streets around 11 Governors Lane in Bethel after a fatal shooting Friday.
Police have closed off streets around 11 Governors Lane in Bethel after a fatal shooting Friday. Photo Credit: Daily Voice staff photo

BETHEL, Conn. -- The man believed to have fired the shots in the attempted murder-suicide in Bethel last week has died, according to the News-Times.

Thai Pham, 56, died in the hospital, the News-Times reported Tuesday. Police told the News-Times that it appeared that Pham had fired the shots in the triple shooting on Governor's Lane on Friday afternoon that killed his brother-in-law, 76-year-old Charles Cristofalo, and injured his sister, 68-year-old Ahn Cristofalo.

Police responded to the home at around 2:20 p.m. Friday after receiving a 911 hangup. When they arrived, nobody answered the door, so officers entered the home and found Ahn Cristofalo in the kitchen with non-life-threatening injuries and the two men in different bedrooms, according to police.

Charles Cristofalo was dead and Pham had suffered life-threatening injuries, according to police. Pham and Ahn Cristofalo were taken to Danbury Hospital.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner told the News-Times that Pham had shot himself in the head, and that Charles Cristofalo had been shot in the head in neck.

Though police have not said what led to the shootings, the News-Times reported that Pham and Charles Cristofalo were involved in a months-long eviction case. Pham was supposed to move out of the home, where all three lived, on the day of the shooting, according to the News-Times.

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