Locals React to Litchfield Homicide Investigation

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Connecticut State Police continue to investigate a fatal shooting in Litchfield.

Police say 39-year-old Matthew Bromley died from a single gunshot to his head in a Litchfield law firm parking lot Monday.

State Police rushed to the area of 46 West St., the parking lot of the Cramer & Anderson law firm just before 5 p.m. on June 7.

State Police say there they found Bromley, who had been shot.

Troopers said the shooter, a licensed gun owner, called police and was cooperating with them.

State Police won’t confirm if it was the shooter or victim who was associated with the law firm.

In a statement Monday, Cramer & Anderson says they express their condolences to the Bromley family and have no record of him ever being a client or opposing party. Its Litchfield office was closed Tuesday.

The firm says a partner from that office is currently on leave as police continue their investigation. NBC Connecticut has chosen not to release that person's name as no charges have been filed.

“There was a scream, a woman’s scream, and then a shot. Definitely a gunshot,” said Barbara Morehouse, who lives next door to the firm.

“My daughter came upstairs and said, 'Mom, someone’s been shot.' Came down. She was very shaken up,” said Morehouse, who was shaken up herself Tuesday.

Morehouse said after the gunfire, a person was on the ground.

DiFranco’s Restaurant is located right across the street from Monday’s homicide scene.

“My nephew was out here actually and he comes in and he said he heard a big sound. And we had no idea, figured car or something backing up and then we see the cops start to come in and then the police come in. It was crazy,” said the restaurant owner’s son, Jeton Adili, who was working at the time.

“I was in this chair around 6 o’clock last night and we knew something was up,” said Bill Fabbri, a longtime resident who was at the restaurant Monday night and Tuesday afternoon.

State Police said the shooter and victim knew of each other but didn’t share to what extent.

“The big crimes here are parking tickets and maybe a little fender benders and stuff like that,” said Fabbri, a longtime Litchfield resident.

“I feel sad for whoever it is,” he said of the victim.

State Police said this was an isolated incident and there’s no threat to the public, but locals want more answers as law enforcement continues to look for a motive and a family mourns the loss of a loved one.

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