Massachusetts police fatally shot a woman after her family demanded a medical checkup
Massachusetts police shot and killed a woman who allegedly had a gun after a family member requested a medical checkup on Sunday, authorities said.
City of Easton officers found the 56-year-old woman in a home with a weapon, Police Chief Keith Boone said in a statement. He did not specify what type of weapon she had.
The parent who called 911 shortly before noon said the woman was threatening to harm herself.
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After officers evacuated other residents of the home and set up a perimeter, the woman approached the front door with the weapon, police said.
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An Easton policeman fired a single shot.
Members of a regional police response team then entered the house and found the woman dead inside. His name has not been disclosed.
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The officer has been placed on administrative leave and the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office is investigating, the statement said.