DA: Armed man fatally shot by Brockton Police responding to domestic violence call

BROCKTON, Mass. — An armed man who was shot by police who were responding to a domestic violence call has died, Plymouth County District Attorney Tim Cruz said Monday.

Cruz told reporters that the shooting occurred on Overlook Avenue shortly before 3 p.m. Monday.

Brockton police were called to a home for a domestic violence situation, Cruz said. A short time later, police shot and killed a man who was armed with a knife.

“Upon arrival, two Brockton police officers encountered a male outside the home armed with a knife,” said Cruz. “There was gunfire and the armed man was hit, he was subsequently transported to Good Samaritan Hospital where he was pronounced dead.”

Neighbors told Boston 25 that they heard the gunshots.

“We heard the fire engine coming, the police showed up and then there was some yelling and police ran in the house and you heard like three gunshots,” said Herb Wright, who lives nearby.

Investigators spent hours gathering evidence by the home on Overlook Ave as they continued to speak with witnesses Monday night about what exactly happened.

Authorities have not identified the officers involved in the shooting or the man who was fatally shot.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.

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