Gene Blitzer dies after jumping from window during police raid on underground casino

Police say Gene Blitzer died after jumping during the raid on East Avenue.

Police say Gene Blitzer died after jumping during the raid on East Avenue. (6/24/13)

NORWALK - A man who jumped from a third-floor window during a raid on an underground casino in Norwalk has died.

Yale-New Haven Hospital confirmed that Gene Blitzer, 53, died after jumping from the window on East Avenue.

Norwalk's police chief says he does not understand why Blitzer jumped, saying that as a patron, he was unlikely to be charged.

Six people who police say worked at the casino were arrested and officers say more arrests are expected.

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