Authorities Confirm Deceased Branford Shooter's Identity
A view at the back of 241 Main Street from North Harbor Street on the morning of April 14, where crime scene investigations were still underway by Connecticut State Police Major Crimes Unit and Branford Police. Pam Johnson/Zip06.com )
Matthew Walker, 38, has been identified as the deceased active shooter who police later found dead of a self-inflicted wound on April 13 in Branford. Walker was found dead following a 7-hour stand-off which put many citizens in danger and included an early afternoon barrage of fire and a gunfight between police and Walker, who shot multiple rounds from a second-floor vantage at 241 Main St. Walker's identity was released following the completion of an autopsy by the State Medical Examiner's Office on April 14.
According to local residents, Walker had been living in the building where he was found deceased. In an interview iwth Zip06/The Sound, a neigboring business owner, John Chambers of Shelley's Garden Center, said he once helped Walker lift items from the outside of the building into the second-floor apartment (see related story).
Earlier on April 14, Branford Police held a press conference releasing information on the incident and on what had been gathered, to date, as part of the early and on-going investigation (see related story).