Shelton Police safely arrest barricaded man

Shelton police arrested a man with several warrants out for his arrest after a standoff at his downtown Shelton residence.

On Thursday, Feb. 1, at approximately 12:45 p.m., Shelton police received a 911 call requesting a welfare check on Tyler Johnson, 28, of Shelton.

According to a statement from Shelton police Detective Richard Bango, the caller stated that Johnson claimed to be in possession of a gun.

Officers responded to 77 Long Hill Avenue and were able to make phone contact with Johnson.

“Johnson denied being in the house and kept giving police different locations of where he was

located,” according to Detective Richard Bango who said that Shelton police and other agencies were sent to various locations while officers kept the Long Hill Avenue property surrounded.

Police and detectives eventually were able to determine that Johnson was inside the residence, and according to Bango, the detectives also received information that Johnson “planned to commit suicide by cop.”

The Southwest Region 2 Special Reaction Team team responded and members positioned themselves directly in front of Johnson’s house. Once the SRT was on scene, Detective Christopher Nugent of the Shelton police was able to persuade Johnson to surrender and he came out peacefully. Nobody was injured during the incident.

Johnson was charged with second-degree breach of peace and interfering with an officer. He was given a Derby Superior Court date of Feb. 16 and will be transferred and placed in custody by the other police departments that hold warrants for him.