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Police: Stamford Man Kills Self After Receiving 'No Contact' Order

A man handed an order not to contact a family member on Friday was found dead Saturday morning of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said.
A man handed an order not to contact a family member on Friday was found dead Saturday morning of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said. Photo Credit: File

STAMFORD, Conn. -- A Stamford man who was handed an order not to contact a family member on Friday later committed suicide, Stamford Police said Monday.

Lt. Diedrich Hohn said officers went to a Nicholas Avenue residence at 9 a.m. Saturday because the man hadn't vacated the property as required and to check on his welfare. Police knew the man possessed a shotgun. 

The man didn't respond to knocks on the door or calls to his phone, Hohn said. Officers opened a window and inserted a camera into the residence, he said. They spotted the man, who as deceased, inside the home, he said. 

They gained entry into the home by forcing open a door, Hohn said.

A shotgun was found at the scene, he said, Hohn said an autopsy was scheduled to be performed Monday.

Hohn said police extend condolences to the family. 

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