Gunman commits suicide at UConn Avery Point
GROTON, Conn. (AP) -- State police have identified a gunman who killed himself after forcing authorities to close the University of Connecticut's Avery Point campus in Groton.
Troopers say 30-year-old Timothy Devine of Groton shot himself near some docks on the shoreline campus just before dawn Tuesday.
State police Lt. J. Paul Vance says the incident began at about 5 p.m. Monday when Groton police began looking for a local man who was armed and despondent. The man's car was found at about 10 p.m. at Avery Point, prompting police to close the campus.
The school sent out an electronic alert message, asking everyone to evacuate the campus.
The medical examiner's office will be performing an autopsy on Devine's body.