Bristol County DA releases name of victim in early morning homicide



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Massachusetts State Police detectives assigned to the district attorney’s office, Taunton Police and Homicide Unit prosecutors are actively investigating a homicide, which occurred early Sunday morning in Taunton.

According to Gregg Miliote of the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office, on Sunday just after 1:30 a.m., Taunton Police received a 911 call reporting that a male, later identified as 38-year-old Ross Copeland, of Raynham, was bleeding and needed an ambulance at the corner of Mason and Myrtle streets. First responders located Copeland, who was suffering from an apparent gunshot wound, and rushed him to Morton Hospital, where has later pronounced deceased.

Miliote stated that the investigation into the homicide remains active and ongoing at this time and no other information can be released.

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