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Medical examiner: death of ex-officer was suicide

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DANBURY, CT (AP) -

The chief medical examiner's office says a former New Milford officer convicted of an on-duty killing committed suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning.

Forty-one-year-old Scott Smith was found dead in a bedroom of his Danbury home Tuesday morning, after friends reported they couldn't contact him.

The medical examiner's office ruled Thursday that Smith died of carbon monoxide poisoning in a suicide. Additional details of his death weren't released.

Smith was sentenced to two years of probation after pleading no contest to a misdemeanor negligent homicide charge in the 1998 shooting death of 19-year-old Franklyn Reid during a foot chase.

Authorities say Reid was lying on his stomach when Smith put a foot on Reid's back and shot him in the back. Smith said the shooting was self-defense.

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