Sullivan, bound for a prison term within the next few days, turned up unexpectedly for a stay at his sister’s house in an unbalanced mental condition. Attempts of his sister to calm him down developed into a situation where Sullivan had taken his infant niece hostage. Plymouth police engaged the Connecticut State Police western tactical team. Sullivan decapitated his niece, and died from about 12 gunshots fired by police.

ID: 835

Victms Name: John Sullivan
Age: 21
Gender: Male
Race: European-American/White

City: Plymouth
County: Litchfield
State: CT
Zip Code: 6786
Country: United States of America

Agency: Connecticut State Police

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Circumstances surrounding mental health: Sullivan, bound for a prison term within the next few days, turned up unexpectedly for a stay at his sister’s house in an unbalanced mental condition. Attempts of his sister to calm him down developed into a situation where Sullivan had taken his infant niece hostage. Plymouth police engaged the Connecticut State Police western tactical team. Sullivan decapitated his niece, and died from about 12 gunshots fired by police.

Symptoms of mental health: Yes

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