Police ID officer who fired fatal shot

The Fairfield Police officer who fired the shot that killed a man after what they are calling a “violent domestic assault” at a Mountain Laurel Road residence Tuesday, Feb. 16, is a decorated officer with more than 25 years on the force.

Officer Sean Fenton responded to 911 calls to 22 Mountain Laurel Road, and “encountered an extremely violent situation,” according to a release from Fairfield Police.

Police say 51-year-old Christopher Andrews, a Manhattan attorney known for his work in youth sports, attacked his wife and three children, ages 15, 13 and 12, around 6 a.m.

According to reports, the 15-year-old wrestled a bat allegedly used against other family members from his father. Both were outside when police arrived, and police said that Christopher Andrews approached them with a weapon. That is when he was shot.

Fenton has served with Fairfield Police since May of 1990. As per department policy, Fenton has been temporarily reassigned from his patrol activities.

The Fairfield Police Department Detective Bureau is assisting the State Police Major Crimes Unit and the State’s Attorney’s Office from the Stamford/Norwalk District in this investigation.

According to Connecticut General Statutes, any police involved shooting resulting in death requires the assignment and oversight of a State’s Attorney from outside the geographical area in which the incident occurred.

“The Fairfield Police Department is assisting in facilitating in this process to ensure full transparency,” according to a release from the department.

“As this investigation continues, the Fairfield Police Department joins the Fairfield Community in praying for the full recovery of the family members who sustained significant injuries during this incident,” the release continued. “We are also committed to working to understand and make sense of this tragic situation.”

Fairfield Police guard the house at 22 Mountain Laurel Road where an officer fatally shot 51-year-old Christopher Andrews after Andrews allegedly attacked his wife and children Tuesday, Feb. 16. — John Kovach Photo

Fairfield Police guard the house at 22 Mountain Laurel Road where an officer fatally shot 51-year-old Christopher Andrews after Andrews allegedly attacked his wife and children Tuesday, Feb. 16. — John Kovach Photo

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