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Woman found dead after officer-involved shooting in Bristol County



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The Bristol County District Attorney’s Office is investigating an officer-involved shooting where a woman was later found dead.

According to Chief Keith Boone, at approximately 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, the Southeastern Massachusetts Regional Emergency Communications Center received a 911 call from an Ashland resident, requesting a well-being check for a family member residing on Spooner Street threatening to harm herself.

Upon arrival, Easton officers encountered a 56-year-old female who was in possession of a weapon. In addition, Officers located other residents in the home and evacuated them from the house for their safety.

After requesting assistance from the Metro-Lec regional response team and setting up a perimeter, the female approached the front entryway of the home still in possession of a weapon. An Easton Officer, fearing for their safety, fired a single shot at the woman.

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The female remained inside of the home while negotiators made several attempts to speak to her by phone. Members of the regional response team entered the home and located the female deceased.

Per Easton Police Department policy, the officer involved has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

The matter remains under investigation by the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office. State Police assigned to the office will lead the investigation.

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  1. Mary Bicelas

    February 6, 2023 at 6:47 am

    Wow, that’s how they handle a well-being check? Guess the family member’s mental health concern that this woman would harm herself is no longer an issue. Remind me not to call them to get my cat out of a tree.

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