ID Released For CT Man Killed In Police-Involved Shooting Near MGM Springfield

Authorities have identified a man who was killed in a police-involved shooting in Springfield this weekend as a 48-year-old Connecticut man.

William Tisdol
William Tisdol Photo Credit: William Tisdol on Facebook

Police responded to reports of a possibly armed man acting aggressively to others at the MGM Casino around 2 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25, Hampden District Attorney Anthony Gulluni reports.

Upon arrival, officers tried to find the man, later identified as William Tisdol, of Hartford, as he left the casino and headed towards Main and Union streets. 

As police chased after him, shots were fired and Tisdol was struck, Gulluni said. He was taken to Baystate Medical Center where he later died. 

This incident is being investigated by the Hampden District Attorney’s Office, Massachusetts State Police Detective Unit and the Springfield Police Department’s Detective Bureau.

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