Brother Charged in Southbury Homicide

A Southbury man has been charged with first-degree manslaughter in his brother's shooting death, Connecticut state police said Tuesday afternoon. He is due in court Wednesday.

State troopers arrested Stephen Throckmorton, 19, while he was already in custody Tuesday on charges of interfering with police and breach of peace.

Police arrested Throckmorton earlier Tuesday in Warren after he fled the Southbury home where his brother, Ronald Throckmorton, 21, was shot Monday.

An autopsy showed that Ronald Throckmorton died of a gunshot wound to the head. Police said the two brothers could have been playing with guns and the shooting was most likely unintentional. 

Stephen Throckmorton was being held Tuesday night on $250,000 bond and was scheduled to appear Wednesday in Waterbury Superior Court.

Police say no additional arrests are expected.

Throckmorton was the subject of a state search that began Monday.   That hunt kept schools in Region 6 closed Tuesday.

State police found Stephen Throckmorton Tuesday morning, hiding out at a friend's house in Warren.  Authorities have charged him with interfering with police and breach of peace. 

The Warren School, Wamogo Regional High School, James Morris School and Goshen Center School  were closed Tuesday  as police searched  the surrounding area for the man. 

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