State Police Identify Man Fatally Wounded By Police In Easton

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A man fatally wounded by police Sunday afternoon on Dogwood Drive has been identified as a 33-year-old Norwalk resident, state police said.
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JWII

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Clearly a wrongful death lawsuit coming. These Cops should be ashamed of themselves. Gonzalo Guizan was 5 foot 6, 110 pounds soaking wet. I hope these cops are made to suffer the same way Gonzalo's family and friends are suffering. Those of you morons siding with the cops on this thread are ill-informed, and are probably the same a$$holes who voted for Bush. COPS ARE OVERPAID, OVERZEALOUS, BULLIES WHO FORGET WHO PAYS THERE SALARIES. Cops are paid to serve and protect, not to shoot dead unarmed individuals. This is, sadly, a reflection of our society as a whole, and why the rest of the world hates Americans. because of douchebags like LOL, Pay Attention, and Rational. I'd like to see family members near and dear to you get shot by overzealous cops. Unbelievably narrow minded. You probably don't think we are in a recession, or that fuel prices will continue to rise, or house prices continue to fall. It is exactly people like all of you who are ruining this country. F off!!!!!!!
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Sean is right... I knew Gonzalo too and he was the nicest guy you'd ever want to meet. There is something fishy about this shooting. I hope this is thoroughly investigated.

As for the jerk-off (lol) who celebrates people being killed without knowing anything about the situation... well hopefully there aren't many people as ignorant as you in the world.
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Why didn't they knock on the door? They were executing a warrant, not responding to an emergency. Concussion grenades? Please. Sounds like these guys were excited to finally be able to use some of their toys.
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and that is another good point above: Gonzalo was tiny. he could hardly be considered a very serious threat if he was 'charging'
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Sean wrote:
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It's amazing to me that people who have no information of the incident or knowledge of the people involved can come to such conclusions. Gonzalo was one of my best friends... He was one of the sweetest most endearing people I have ever known... Gonzalo was in the wrong at the wrong time, was not a drug dealer, and not a criminal... This was a situation of excessive force by the police. I imagine how you would react if you were watching TV and a concussion grenade was tossed through the window... He did not deserve to be shot down the way he was... The sad thing is that the (green) cop that shot him will probably not see any retribution for his actions... This is a tragedy beyond recognition and you should realize that making judgments on something you know nothing about is as bad as the scared inexperienced cop that pumped six rounds into my best friend...
Sean - Is this Sean B? It's Rebecca from your old place of employ going back at least 8 years??- you know, that airline. Even if it's not you - My heart goes out to you and Gonzalo's
family and friends. Working and hanging out with him - I know Gonzo differently then what some of these people are assuming - he wasn't a dirt bag deserving to die. He had such a huge (great) personality and did not deserve to die like this!!! Again - my heart goes out to all of you who were closest to him - words cannot express the sadness over this whole situation.
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May 20, 2008
 
Gonzalo was an old co-worker and friend I hadn't heard from in over a year, and I terribly regret this. When I hear ignorant comments such as 'billigerent fool' it makes my blood boil. The Gonzalo I knew was, for the record, very sweet, intelligent, witty, and absolutely someone you liked to be around.

Message to all of you inconsiderate, hate mongers - Wait for all of the facts to come in before you make your ignorant judgements - even then, you can count on distortions in the press I'm sure. In the end, it will not change my opinion of Gonzo. My heart goes out to his parents and everyone that had the pleasure of knowing him.
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Reading several of the comments on this blog sicken me. A person was killed and the mockery written shows the level of ignorance in those writing. You shouldn't be proud.

Gonzalo was not a drug dealer, and did not live in the residence where he was killed. He was an educated, kind, loving, lost soul.

The ignorance written by so many people on this thread is baffling. How can you write comments when all of the circumstances and the truth as to what really happened are not out yet?

From the information I have read, he was simply at the wrong place, at the wrong time. Tragic.

It takes time to organize a search warrant. It so happened Gonzalo was at the Easton residence when the officers arrived to raid.

Does this make Gonzalo a criminal? No.

And the latest information: NO GUNS FOUND IN RAID THAT KILLED NORWALK RESIDENT

Only those that were there know the facts as to what really happened. Bottom line, a person was killed and the were no guns involved.

How many times have we seen something similar on the news before? It's all very sad.

I hope that the facts continue to come out and the ignorant bloggers above have enough information to write and judge correctly.

Right now, there are a bunch of ignorant people blogging about something they know very little about, and obviously have nothing better to do than write uneducated hurtful words.

Imagine if this was your family or friend. Go do something better with your time.
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Tim wrote:
Why didn't they knock on the door? They were executing a warrant, not responding to an emergency. Concussion grenades? Please. Sounds like these guys were excited to finally be able to use some of their toys.
Spot on. Makes me sick that my tax money pays for these police fanatics. Gonzalo was a good person and could not possibly pose a threat to an officer if he was unarmed. Police are not meant to be judge, jury and executioner. I hope this is dutifully investigated and that any wrongdoing by the officers involved is punished with a heavy hand.
Gonzalo will be sorely missed.
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Tony D wrote:
I know this guy. I used to work with him. This story is truly tragic. Gonzalo was a very well educated young man from a family of loving and caring parents. What is tragic about this is a few things. First, he actually had quite a bit to offer, but he was a troubled soul. He didn't seem to understand nor care about the ramifications of his actions so, in a way, this situation for him is consistant with my experiences with him. Most people would think that, gee, Cops are all over the place with guns drawn. Maybe time to cooperate, right? Not Gonzalo. Cops shoot real bulletts. It's not TV. And here's the bigger tragedy. He lost a brother in a car accident. As far as I know, that was it. His parents no longer have any children.
This is a horrible, horrible situation, but I can't help but wonder if the guy had a death wish
I knew him as well. And concur with everything that you say here. I also wonder if it was some kind of a suicide mission?? At the same time, flashbang grenades coming in through the windows is enough to put anyone on-guard and scared. Maybe he was looking for a quick exit to get out of harms way and ran into the cops....

All I can say is he was very bright, witty and had a great sense of humor. I didn't have any issues with him and it was true that he had been talking about putting together an employment agency. God Speed to his parents.
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JWII wrote:
Clearly a wrongful death lawsuit coming. These Cops should be ashamed of themselves. Gonzalo Guizan was 5 foot 6, 110 pounds soaking wet. I hope these cops are made to suffer the same way Gonzalo's family and friends are suffering. Those of you morons siding with the cops on this thread are ill-informed, and are probably the same a$$holes who voted for Bush. COPS ARE OVERPAID, OVERZEALOUS, BULLIES WHO FORGET WHO PAYS THERE SALARIES. Cops are paid to serve and protect, not to shoot dead unarmed individuals. This is, sadly, a reflection of our society as a whole, and why the rest of the world hates Americans. because of douchebags like LOL, Pay Attention, and Rational. I'd like to see family members near and dear to you get shot by overzealous cops. Unbelievably narrow minded. You probably don't think we are in a recession, or that fuel prices will continue to rise, or house prices continue to fall. It is exactly people like all of you who are ruining this country. F off!!!!!!!
IT is said, "As empty vessles make the loudest sound, so they with the least wit are the greatest babblers." So it is with JWII. When we know we're wrong, when we don't we don't have any truth to stand on, when we have no real point to make but just want to make noise (like an "empty vessle making the loudest sound"), the mindless resort to all they know and the only way they know how to communicate with others: With vile and venom, hyper-emotionalism, and rampant, violent-sounding profanity. A framed poster hung on the wall of the local Boy's Club in town when I was a boy. It read simply, "Profanity never made a man out of a boy." But perhaps rational thought and speech is beyond JWII. What a surprise!(not)
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Gonz was a very close friend of mine. We lived together in college (Fairfield University)for a number of years. I have never met a smarter, more charming and clever guy then Gonzy and I will miss him forever. This world is a worse place without him. I am an attorney in Chicago and the CEO of non-profit legal service organization, providing pro bono legal services to our community's low-income seniors and individuals with special needs. I will do everything in my power to vindicate Gonz. But, in the meantime, my heart breaks for his parents, who are good people and lost another son 10 years ago. I can't imagine the pain they are currently experiencing. NO ONE SHOULD HAVE TO BURRY A CHILD. If any of his friends would like to organize a memorial or a scholarship fun at Prep or Fairfield University, please do not hesitate to reach out to me.

Much Love, Michael
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ewk wrote:
Was the man armed when he charged them? Couldn't they have shot him in the leg to stop him. A number of police units got toghether ahead of time to serve this warrant. So they must have anticipated problems. But now a person is dead when the only charge thus far was a ssearch warrant. Something doesn't seem right here. Maybe more facts are needed to paint the complete picture.
This was a search warrant so the police probably already had their guns drawn and theirs spines tingling.
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lol wrote:
Gonzalo Guizan. Probably a belligerent fool. Hope they don't spend too much money on this. Hopefully it'll be much less than sending this guy through the courts and onto prison. What a waste of time, money and resources.
Seems that every time something like this happens, people protect the criminal and make those that are trying to protect society the suspect instead.
It's getting old. Nice shot, I say. It's too bad the other drug dealer didn't go out with a toe tag too.
hope you find the same fait
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Sean wrote:
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It's amazing to me that people who have no information of the incident or knowledge of the people involved can come to such conclusions. Gonzalo was one of my best friends... He was one of the sweetest most endearing people I have ever known... Gonzalo was in the wrong at the wrong time, was not a drug dealer, and not a criminal... This was a situation of excessive force by the police. I imagine how you would react if you were watching TV and a concussion grenade was tossed through the window... He did not deserve to be shot down the way he was... The sad thing is that the (green) cop that shot him will probably not see any retribution for his actions... This is a tragedy beyond recognition and you should realize that making judgments on something you know nothing about is as bad as the scared inexperienced cop that pumped six rounds into my best friend...
The situation is sad. However because you are friend of Gonzalo does not mean that the police were wrong with their actions. First, other posters claim to know Gonzalo and say he is lost soul and didnt make good decisions. Not saying he deserved to die but could explain his reaction to charge the police. Second, he was in the wrong place at the wrong time? This place was a drug house, guns were discovered there weeks prior. Third, police identify themselves numerous times before and while entering a location. So when you ask what I would do. I would first not be in a known drug house and second I would lie on the floor or put my hands up if I were standing. Forth, I would not have decided to charge the police officers. They have split second decision to make and when a person is running. And these cops knew there had been guns discovered here weeks earlier. I know its your friend and it is sad but trust me, the police officers involved dont want to pull that trigger. And this may be stereotypical but I would not be surprised if those two individuals were in an altered state at the time of this event.
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Burry? Fait? One of Gonzalo's best friends? Where were you when his life was heading into a dive? Why weren't you representing him 'pro bono' when he was being brought up on drug charges? Ok, so maybe that's not your specialty. Gonzalo had 'special needs.' His life was a train wreck. Anybody who knew him remotely, much less a friend, knew this. Where were you, his friend? To know Gonzalo, really, is to know that this was all going to happen if he didn't take responsibility for his life.

How is a friend a friend if their life is so tragic that all they do is sap your energy?

Here's my big beef with all of this. All of you who decide the cops are all fascists, that they over reacted...are prejudjing as much as anybody else....and those 'friends' of Gonzalos...where were you when he needed you? You were there and he didn't listen. Admit it. In the meantime...I'm sick of everybody blaming the cops for everything. Gonzalo was a decent if not flawed guy. Anybody who knows him can't be surprised by his fate.
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All these "friends" are crawling out of the woodwork now and looking for a headline...

It's sad this man's life is lost but he was in at the wrong place at the wrong time and the place was a hooker filled crack house where violence occured on a weekly basis. My relative is a neighbor. You guys don't know the half of it. PERIOD.

All the violence that surrounded this house.. the police were RIGHT to approach the situation the way they did!

No officer wants to play with "toys" and harm someone intentionally but you all are so tough behind your keyboards to write such things.

And from what I've heard your "friend" had a death wish. Possibly suicide by cop?

Regardless of his size, he's charging at armed officers, children carry weapons in forgein countries, does that make it okay b/c of their size?

Good luck with your pro-bono civil suit, I don't see it going anywhere when the facts are revealed.

I know the resident of Dogwood would agree with that!!!!!!!
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JWII wrote:
Clearly a wrongful death lawsuit coming. These Cops should be ashamed of themselves. Gonzalo Guizan was 5 foot 6, 110 pounds soaking wet. I hope these cops are made to suffer the same way Gonzalo's family and friends are suffering. Those of you morons siding with the cops on this thread are ill-informed, and are probably the same a$$holes who voted for Bush. COPS ARE OVERPAID, OVERZEALOUS, BULLIES WHO FORGET WHO PAYS THERE SALARIES. Cops are paid to serve and protect, not to shoot dead unarmed individuals. This is, sadly, a reflection of our society as a whole, and why the rest of the world hates Americans. because of douchebags like LOL, Pay Attention, and Rational. I'd like to see family members near and dear to you get shot by overzealous cops. Unbelievably narrow minded. You probably don't think we are in a recession, or that fuel prices will continue to rise, or house prices continue to fall. It is exactly people like all of you who are ruining this country. F off!!!!!!!
I'll buy you a one-way ticket to Iraq. I think you'd be happy there with your anti-American ranting. Looser.
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This is crazy. The guy didn't have any weapons on him. Why use the excessive force? An innocent man is killed.

I feel for his family. They are friends of ours and now have lost both of their sons. That must be the hardest thing for parents to bear.

I hope people have more compassion.
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i really feel for the family...Crazy, what are they like? they lost their other son? how? when? i can't imagine the pain. not that i'm a parent, i am especially touched by their loss...changes one's perspective...
a true tragedy.
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May 21, 2008
 
sorry, typo! i meant 'NOW THAT I'M A PARENT...'

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