[Update] Two Found Dead After Shooting at Simsbury Apartment Complex

Police responded to a domestic call at the Meadows apartment complex and found two bodies.

Story updated at 9:36 a.m.

Simsbury Police are investigating a shooting that left two dead at the Meadows apartments in Simsbury Wednesday night.

At approximately 8:20 p.m., the Simsbury Police Department responded to a domestic call at the Meadows apartment complex on Hopmeadow Street where two bodies were discovered, according to police.

A resident of the Meadows apartments, who did not want to be identified, reported hearing two shots fired before police arrived. A male and a female were found dead at the scene, according to Simsbury Police Chief Peter Ingvertsen.

Kevin Liu, who lives next door to the couple, said they were a young couple with a child.

"They have a very young boy," Liu said. "They were very quiet, they never talked."

Police are not calling the incident a murder-suicide at this point but did confirm that they have no reason to believe there are any other suspects involved.

Simsbury Police were assisted by the Avon Police Department and State Police Major Crimes Unit. Investigators were on the scene until approximately 5 a.m.

Police are working to notify the next of kin.

Stay tuned to Simsbury Patch for updates on this story.

Janice Kern September 20, 2012 at 10:45 AM
Thomas I live in an apartment complex in Simsbury, I want to know who the "they" you are referring to is. This could happen anywhere
Janice Kern September 20, 2012 at 11:04 AM
I get so upset when people think you have to have a specific income to be involved in domestic violence, I'm sure it happens every day (but not to this extent) in the mansions of towns like Simsbury and Avon.
Sarah Thayer September 20, 2012 at 11:05 AM
I don't know how anyone could respond to that with such a flippant and vile comment. Domestic violence happens everywhere across all socioeconomic levels.
Sandra Martinik September 20, 2012 at 11:43 AM
Read the history of Simsbury; there has been a few. I do agree with Sarah, it does happen everywhere across all socioeconomic levels. Read history.
Albert Williams September 20, 2012 at 12:22 PM
to be honest, I'm surprised it made the news and just didn't get hushed.
MawMee September 20, 2012 at 12:30 PM
Thomas they are buiding more apartments in Simsbury behind the new Millwrights restaurant & they are going to be in the executive level price range... ...so what is your point? Man up Thomas...oh you can't you do not have a "pair".
Thomas E. Brown September 20, 2012 at 02:03 PM
So the two upstanding male Simsbury residents who were arrested in Glastonbury last week selling cociaine were conservative republicans living in mansions.
MawMee September 20, 2012 at 02:18 PM
Really Thomas? They were from Hartford & Bloomfield
Thomas E. Brown September 20, 2012 at 02:33 PM
I have first hand experience in managing apartment complex rentals. It's all good until the economy turns. Than the complex gets a few vacancies, the owner needs the rents, lowers the standards and gets some bad tenants. Next thing you know, there's break ins, drug dealing,muggings,prostitution,violence. The complex spirals down and gets forclosed and auctioned for half it's value. The new owner can't attract the executive class tenant and can now afford to turn it into low cost housing. That can happen anywhere.
Christine Briggs September 20, 2012 at 02:36 PM
Ok people! Can we just pray for the little boy who doesn't have any parents anymore!!??
Saul Freedman September 20, 2012 at 02:36 PM
Republican stronghold with a long time Dem first selectwoman and Dem state rep.... get a grip "Alphata."
Janice Kern September 20, 2012 at 02:40 PM
Rich people are into drugs too they just don't get caught because everyone leaves them alone. I lived in the Meadows apartments for 2 years it was a starter apartment and now I live in a complex down the street (because I'm in grad school and can't afford a house in simsbury-I'm not a criminal) but when I lived in that complex, the majority of those living there were just trying to make a good life for their kids and put them in the simsbury school system. By no way is it low cost housing, and even in simsbury where it is low class housing, the prices are often higher in a 1bdrm than in a 3 bdrm house in another city.
Evan Robert September 20, 2012 at 03:04 PM
Tom, why don't you file another grievance against the town like you have in the past if you don't approve of apartment complexes
Bubba September 20, 2012 at 03:12 PM
Why would you make a tragedy a political issue? Have some humanity.
Shelley September 20, 2012 at 03:50 PM
Wow there's some serious judgement going on here. I didn't read anywhere in the article what race, nationality, gender, sexual preference, economic class or political affiliation these folks had and honestly, does it really matter?
Robert Kalechman September 20, 2012 at 03:52 PM
Democratic leadership what leadership the youth of today have no leadership their cost of living goes higher and higher and the leaders of Simsbury give us study after study with a fancy French name when all along we need lower taxes ,side walks (for people) street lights and sewers .Mr Freedman you are right the democrats under the Ms Glassman and Ms Schofield have failed you need to know more then just handing out favors to your friends and what good people call the well to do and well connected they call them self democrats but live on pinnacle Mountain and have been career politicians all their adult life going from one political appointed or elected position after another and never holding a real job until they are given a public pension name well here is a few Blumenthal, Murphy,and let not forget John Hampton Our youth need lower taxes and lower cost of living expense and good Jobs not empty promises by the self servicing democratic leadership .
yugits September 20, 2012 at 04:25 PM
I agree with ROBERT until you hit the youth part. Our youth today pay no taxes that is if they even have a job? Todays kids are lazy unmotivated handout entitlement failures. Lets go back a short 20 years ago when most of the farms in connecticut hired our youths to pick corn and tobaco, i remeber waiting to get hired cause they had to many kids. I got paid $2.65 an hour to pick tobaco back in 1984 and worked all summer long. Kids today dont do sh#% there lazy cell phone using, mommy give me a ride to and from school cause iam to cool to ride a bike, or to dam fat from playing video games all day. Our youth today as a whole is down right scary with there unmotivated attitudes, and these our the kids that will run our country someday? Drive around on a weekend and tell me who you see mowing the lawn? Not kids? And those of us who do still get a newspaper its not delivered by any teenager I know, paper route? god no!!!! Hand out democratic leadership has got us where we are today and we have now taught our kids this crap too. Get off your ass and do some work, forget driving that lazy kid to the mall to hang out. Todays youth is a huge disgrace. I know you have a great kid at home, as i do too, but there lazy as hell and you know it!!!
Susan Tigno September 20, 2012 at 04:41 PM
Susan Tigno I will pray that God watches over these two troubled souls and gives peace to their child......
Simsbury Mom September 20, 2012 at 04:59 PM
Reading this reminds me of why i hate Simbsury so much... I grew up in Simbsbury, I also lived in this complex as a young adult who worked hard to pay my rent and bills. I have lived in plenty of other towns/citys both rich and poor. Now, as i am raising my own children, I have chosen to bring them to a magnet school (in the "city") and stay out of Simsbury all together. I do so because I will be damned to have my beautiful innocent children be subject to the judgemental, snotty pricks who think they are better than everyone else. Get a grip on life, what you did back then that makes you so much better then everyone in today's society doesn't matter. Those days are long gone. Please tell me, if you all were so good and right, what the hell happened? Consider this, your generation is the key factor in creating the terrible change in the world and "today's youth" simply because we came from you...
Kristie Griswold September 20, 2012 at 05:11 PM
I cannot believe that people can be so disrespectful and vile. My heart goes out to the family and to the first responders that are dealing with trauma and loss and to the innocent child who did not ask to be parentless. As a person who is educated in Human Services and has worked in the field I know that domestic violence occurs across all socioeconomic levels. In fact I have seen upper middle class women who are afraid to come forward because the fear being judged in the community. Shame on those of you who are looking down your noses while spewing ignorant judgments. At a time like this the saying “if you have nothing good to say, say nothing at all” comes to mind. I hope when your judgment day comes the one judging you remembers how judgmental you are of others.
Lori September 20, 2012 at 06:09 PM
I can't believe that almost all the comments are about everything but what is really important.Two lives are lost.There is a child who has no parents.Two families are destroyed.One person chose to end someones life and then his own.Now their child has no parents.The girl he killed now her family has to try to live without their daughter.These are the important things.The loss to all the families involved.What his parents are going through right now.I could care less that it happened in Simsbury.I just wish that it never had to happen at all.
john campagna September 20, 2012 at 06:15 PM
Amazing how a tragic story of a murder suicide where a one year old is left without his/her parents can turn into a discussion on politics, social and economic issues and the judgment of an entire town based on a few people’s comments. There is good and bad EVERYWHERE it does not discriminate by race, religion, sex, the town you live in or by how much money you have in your pocket. Please focus your energy on prayers for the child.
David Moelling September 20, 2012 at 06:32 PM
A few years ago we had a murder/suicide of a couple in a more substantial house in town. They were found by their college age son I recall. Pretty nasty all around. That said, Simsbury has quietly chosen to discourage moderate income rentals and homes over the years. No one admits to this in public, but zoning and planning have pushed high priced "adults only" developments, high end rentals and blocking new developments to keep the so called riff raff out. My impression is the folks in the Meadows are pretty good (I don't see any preponderance of residents in the Patch Police Log reports). They do seem to have trouble renting them all due to the crappy CT economy. The Simsbury Snootiness is real and long standing. We replaced a perfectly good and cheery sign on RT10 that showed we had service clubs and life with a tombstone like obelisk. We don't have a July 4th fireworks, we have the Symphony sometime around the 4th (no carnival or town barbeque for all). If you want people to be kind to those in modest housing, you have stop sending the message we'd rather not have more of you.
John Bolton September 20, 2012 at 08:19 PM
It's because The Patch has become a breeding ground for bottom feeders who will exploit any tragedy for their own political grandstanding. The Patch can thank all these folks who politicize tragedy or turn every article into a bipartisan attack for discouraging people from even bothering to visit the site any more. The constant bickering in comments on this site is unbearable and will continue to tank traffic on the Patch until people stop abusing it for their own person podium. Realistically they won't ever stop, because they don't care about what the articles say, only about their own agenda. Toodles.
John Bolton September 20, 2012 at 08:19 PM
John Bolton September 20, 2012 at 08:22 PM
I hope if you ever have a personal tragedy in your life, people treat you better than you have other's, instead of politicizing it. Sleep well.
LM September 21, 2012 at 04:27 PM
I knew this woman - I worked with her. She was a very very hard worker - a loving person/mother. This is very sad.
Betty September 23, 2012 at 05:01 PM
I agree with Christine Briggs and Shelley. Our thoughts should be with the two families and the little boy.
Amanda Lynds September 26, 2012 at 12:37 AM
I live at the meadows. There is a wide array of people here, for various reasons... I'm a single professional female paying my own way... My neighbor just got divorced... he has to pay for his wife to stay in their "big house in simsbury" plus stay close to his kids. My other neighbors are 5 other single females, 2 with kids and a young couple newly married. Please keep your ignorant opinions to yourself... I wouldn't want people to think there was bigots in this quaint small town of ours.
Bokumetsu Burade November 16, 2012 at 07:50 AM
So... I was the last resident before them and I can honestly say that my EX wife and I have never been more angry with each other in our entire relationship than when we lived here. I'm almost positive this place was haunted and I would be interested to hear about who the last residents before us were. Lots of bad juju in the air here... now that I think about it I got divorced while living here. All my friends say that both the boyfriend and the girlfriend were kind, loving people...


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