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More Than 100 Shots Fired During Fatal Conn. Standoff

MANCHESTER, Conn. --

State police investigators said Edmanuel Reyes had a shotgun and a handgun in his Courtland Street home and fired both weapons numerous times during his standoff with police.

Police said Reyes shot 100 bullets, aiming at nearby homes, cars and police cruisers Thursday night. He shot Manchester Police officer William Beeler in the left shoulder.

Police said Reyes spoke with 911 dispatchers throughout the standoff and at one point said he was hungry and wanted pizza. He had barricaded himself in his house with his wife and two children.

Shorty after Reyes let his family out the front door, one of the snipers stationed outside the house took aim and killed him instantly.

“He was a danger to everybody, police officers, everyone around,” said Police Lt. Chris Davis.

Reyes’ children and wife were just a few feet away when he was shot.

His 13-year-old son attends Two Rivers Magnet School in East Hartford. His younger son, 10, attends Washington Media Arts Magnet School.

School Principal Karen Grey said additional social workers were at the school on Friday to help students talk about what they saw or heard.

A social worker is also helping the Reyes family.

“As someone in education, you just want to protect children and keep them safe. Your heart just breaks,” Grey said.

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