A Town of Trumbull employee was charged with his wife’s murder Monday, Sept. 28, after allegedly shooting her at their home in Shelton Sunday night.
Thomas Infante, 52, who worked in the Trumbull Public Works Department as an equipment operator, turned himself in at the Shelton Police Department Monday and was held in lieu of $500,000 bond pending arraignment in Derby Superior Court Tuesday, Sept. 29.
According to police, Infante killed his wife, Lisa Infante, 52, at their Hickory Lane home around 9:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27, after she told him she was divorcing him. He fled the scene immediately after the shooting.
According to reports, he drove away in a 1995 Chevy Blazer.
The couple, who had been married for 27 years, was going through a divorce, had four children together — three sons and a daughter.
A Shelton police detective confirmed that during the investigation it was revealed that Lisa and Thomas Infante were getting a divorce, but that no paperwork had been filed at the time of the shooting.
According to Lisa’s Facebook page, she was a first responder who worked for Trumbull EMS as well as Echo Hose Ambulance Corps in Shelton.
“We are all deeply saddened about the loss of our teammate Lisa Infante,” said Joseph Laucella, the chief of Trumbull EMS.
“She has been a friend, a colleague and a member of our Trumbull EMS family for almost three years,” he added. “Many of our staff members have worked alongside Lisa for many years in Trumbull and in Shelton.
Laucella estimated that Lisa had “spent thousands of hours helping hundreds of patients in our local and neighboring community.”
“She was kind, gentle and passionate about helping people,” he said. “Her love and dedication to serve her community is to be admired. We ask that you please keep her children and family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.”
A dedicated volunteer emergency medical technician for the corps for nearly a decade, Lisa was also a yoga instructor and a health coach, according to a short biography on the Echo website.
“I volunteer because I love the people at Echo and giving back to the community,” she wrote in the bio.
The couple had two children living at home with them, reports said, but it is unclear if either were present when the shooting took place Sunday.
John Marsilio, director of public works in Trumbull, confirmed that Thomas Infante had worked for the town since the late 1990s, but did not want to make an additional comment about his tenure.