According to CBS 12 in Providence, a Brockton Police Officer is recovering after he was shot several times while responding to a home yesterday. Police were initially called to Taber Avenue after receiving several reports of shots fired in the area. The officer was shot four times by the suspect, who at the time was retreating into his home.
The officer was rushed to Boston Medical Center with injuries that aren’t believed to be life threatening. The shooting led to an hours-long standoff between the suspect and police, which ended when he shot himself outside of his home.
The suspect was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead. Police later discovered a man’s body inside a vehicle near the home. The victim had been shot and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The investigation into the incident is ongoing