State police investigating shooting outside Litchfield law office as homicide

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LITCHFIELD, Conn. (WTNH) — One man is dead following a shooting at a law office involving one of the firm’s partners in Litchfield Monday.

On Monday around 5 p.m., officers were dispatched to the law office of Cramer and Anderson LLP on West Street after receiving 911 calls reporting a disturbance in which a gun was fired.

Upon arrival, officers found a man in the parking lot suffering from a gunshot wound. That man was identified as Matthew Bromley, 39; he has died of his injuries.

The shooter has been identified and a firearm, legal and licensed, was recovered from the scene.

State police said this appears to be an isolated incident; there is no threat to the public. Troopers added the shooting incident does involve a party associated with the law office.

A statement from the law office of Cramer & Anderson LLP sent to News 8 Monday night said in part, “A tragic incident occurred at the Litchfield office of Cramer & Anderson LLP Monday involving Partner Robert Fisher. State Police have labeled it an isolated incident and said there is no danger to the community.”

The statement went on to say that Fisher will be on a leave of absence during the investigation. The firm’s Litchfield and Washington Depot locations will be closed Tuesday.

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Bromley’s cause of death was determined as a single gunshot to the head, said police.

Cramer and Anderson released a statement on State Police releasing the victim’s identity: “Cramer and Anderson LLP was informed this afternoon via a State Police press release of the identity of the victim involved in yesterday’s tragic incident. We express our condolences to the family of Matthew Bromley at this difficult time. We have conducted a review of client records and found no record of Mr. Bromley ever being a client of the firm, or being a listed adversarial party. The firm continues to cooperate with investigative authorities.”

The subject of the investigation has been identified as Robert Fisher. He is cooperating with law enforcement but is not under arrest, police say.

We spoke to neighbors Tuesday who say they heard a woman screen and then the gunshot.

Barbara Morehouse told us, “There was a person laying on the ground with blood coming out of his head. There was a guy standing between two cars on the phone.”

“It just doesn’t happen in the town like this. Very unusual,” added Kevin McKendry

So far no charges have been filed.

The investigation is active and ongoing. If you have any information or video footage pertaining to the case, you are asked to call the police.

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