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Police Identify Man Who Died During Domestic Dispute in Ludlow

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LUDLOW, Mass. (WGGB) — Police have released the name of a man who died during a domestic violence incident Sunday night.

Ludlow Police responded to the home on Helena Street around 6:30 p.m. night, after several 911 calls came in, including one from a woman saying her estranged husband was shooting at her house.

Ludlow Police Sgt. Daniel Valadas says a 41-year-old man, now identified as Bruce Brisette, fired ten shots through the home, which was occupied by his estranged wife, two sons, and a niece.

Brisette had previous contact orders against his wife and they were currently going through a divorce.

Emergency dispatchers remained on the phone with both the wife inside the home and a next door neighbor during the whole incident.

The family had barricaded themselves in a back room of the home to hide from Brisette, who had parked at a gas station down the road and then walked to the home before shooting.

Sgt. Valadas adds that by the time officers responded to the scene, Brisette had already taken his own life.

“Terrifying for people across the street to see a violent attack on that family. From what we heard from neighbors and from his family, he was extremely angry very agitated, looks like he approached from the woods in the back intended on getting entry into the home, which he did, but never through the secondary door in the breezeway, which could have been fatal for the family, but he didn’t gain entry through there,” Valadas explains.

Brisette was licensed to carry, but that was revoked after his previous contact orders.

Officers were able to get the family members out to safety. They are safe and staying with other family members in the meantime.

ABC40 will have much more on this story tonight starting at 5, and you can always follow the latest on wggb.com.

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