Watch CBS News

Fairfield Remains In Shock After Domestic Violence Call Leads To Fatal Shooting

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) -- The town of Fairfield remains in shock after a man was shot and killed by police responding to a domestic violence call that sent his wife and three children to the hospital.

There seems to be no answer as to why police said 51-year-old Christopher Andrews carried out the brutal attack on his family earlier this week.

Fairfield First Selectman Michael Tetreau said neither Andrews' friends nor anyone else seems to know the motivation. Andrews was an attorney who commuted to Manhattan and often stepped in to coach kids on the baseball team.

"We've got a whole host of whys," he told WCBS 880's Fran Schneidau. "I think the community is searching and reflecting on, was there any indication, but nothing that anybody has mentioned so far."

State police said Andrews was shot to death Tuesday by police officers he confronted in his driveway.

Police were called to his home at about 6 a.m. Inside, police found his wife and her three children, ages 12, 13 and 15, with numerous blunt-force trauma injuries and stab wounds. 

Two of the children have been released from hospital care. Their 12-year-old sibling remains in critical condition along with their mother, Kathleen.

A town-wide vigil is planned for Sunday at 6 p.m. on the Old Town Green in Fairfield.

(TM and © Copyright 2016 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2016 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.