Police shoot Brockton stabbing suspect in Abington
BROCKTON, Mass. (WHDH) -- Investigators said a man shot in an Abington yard Wednesday is a suspect wanted for stabbing and killing a man in Brockton earlier in the day.
A neighbor on Lady Slipper Lane in Abington alerted police when he saw a suspicious-looking man in the woods behind his home.
Police found the suspect in a behind a shed. Shots were fired after an altercation and the suspect was taken away on a stretcher. He is expected to be okay.
Officials told 7News the suspect is wanted for a stabbing a man in his 40s in the chest on Bellevue Avenue in Brockton around 11 a.m. Wednesday. The victim was taken to the hospital, where he later died.
The suspect was seen leaving the scene in a stolen car. The car was later found in an Abington construction site. Police immediately created a perimeter throughout the neighborhood.
“I walked out front and said ‘You guys looking for someone?’ He said, ‘Yes’ and I said, ‘He’s in my back woods. He went around the house’. They were yelling…they eventually caught up with him and I slipped inside my house and then it was over from there, you know,” said Dan Lueck, a witness.
Lueck said he heard a couple of shots, but didn’t see the suspect go down because he was behind his shed.
This was the second of two killings in Brockton in 24 hours. Lee Harmon, a great grandfather and a minister, was riding his bike down Clinton Street in Brockton just after 8:30 p.m. Tuesday when he was attacked and killed by a hammer.
Officials do not believe the two attacks are connected.