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Fall River man shot by police in Brockton Saturday



A Fall River man was shot by a police officer after an incident in Brockton Saturday.

An ongoing investigation indicates that the shooting occurred next to a building that is part of a residential complex on Colonel Bell Drive in Brockton. The suspect, Claude Brown-Madison, formerly of Brockton, was armed and allegedly pointed a gun at the trooper just prior to 9:00 a.m..

After the trooper shot Brown-Madison and secured him, the trooper rendered first aid to him. Numerous other Troopers and Brockton Police responded to assist at the scene following the shooting.

Brown-Madison suffered a lower body gunshot injury that is believed to be non-life threatening. The suspect was transported to an area hospital. The Trooper was also evaluated.

Brown-Madison faces five charges:

1. Armed assault with intent to murder;
2. Assault by means of a dangerous weapon;
3. Committing a firearm violation while having a record that includes at least three prior violent or drug crimes;
4. Unlawful possession of a firearm; and
5. Possession of a firearm and/or ammunition without an FID card.

The suspect will be arraigned when doctors determine he is medically able.

Following the shooting, the Trooper was evaluated at Good Samaritan Hospital and released. Per State Police policy for department members involved in a shooting, he has been placed on five days of standard administrative leave. The purpose of that leave is to provide any Trooper who shoots a suspect time to focus on his or her personal wellness after a potentially traumatic incident.

In another development related to the incident, the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office, because of a potential appearance of a conflict of interest, has referred dual parts of the case to two other district attorney’s offices.
The Cape and Islands District Attorney’s Office will oversee the investigation of the shooting and will determine whether the use of potentially lethal force was justified under the law.

The Essex County District Attorney’s Office will prosecute Brown-Madison for today’s offenses.

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