State trooper fatally shoots man in Quincy
MILTON, Mass. (WHDH)--A call led to a dramatic confrontation in Quincy. Investigators are on the scene where a state trooper pulled over a driver and then shot him following a violent fight.
The trooper from the Milton Barracks was responded to a call this morning for an erratic driver, possibly a medical emergency. What he arrived to turned into a violent confrontation that left the driver dead.
The state trooper with 25 years on the job suddenly found himself according to the head of the state police, in a violent confrontation with a man driving a black car.
“During the confrontation, our trooper discharged his firearm, the suspect was subsequently taken to Milton Hospital and that suspect was pronounced dead shortly before 9:00 a.m. this morning,” said Col. Tim Albin, Mass. State Police.
The driver was a 41-year-old man from New Bedford. His car and the trooper’s were both towed from the scene hours later. Police won't say whether or not that man was armed or how many shots were fired. They aren't commenting on how an initial call for an erratic driver ended in a deadly officer involved shooting.
“It will say at some point the vehicle was stopped and the trooper was here as to who and how the stop happened we have no comment at this time until we finish the investigation,” said Michael Morrissey, Norfolk Country District Attorney.
The trooper’s name hasn't been released. He has been placed on administrative leave which is department policy in cases like this but ultimately it will be up to the district attorney to determine whether or not this deadly shooting was justified.