Police: Man arrested after firing on Duxbury officers
DUXBURY, Mass. (WHDH) -- A suspect accused of a shootout with Duxbury police and an attempted home invasion is set to appear in court on Tuesday.
Brett Roderick, a 19 year old from Oklahoma, allegedly knocked on the door of an off-duty Duxbury police officer.
“The individual was knocking on the door. The officer came to the door, opened the door. There was a party masked holding a hand gun at the threshold of the door,” said Chief Matthew Clancy of the Duxbury Police Department.
The off-duty officer slammed the door and called 911. Soon, the entire neighborhood was flooded with police officers.
“Additionally Duxbury police officers and K9 gave foot pursuit into the backyard and into the woods directly behind the home at which point the suspect turned and fired several shots at the officers,” said Clancy.
Officials alerted neighbors to lock their doors and stay inside.
“It just said that there was someone in the area and they were armed and they were dangerous,” said Linda Chin, a neighbor.
No one was injured. Police searched for several hours before the suspect was discovered hiding in a cranberry bog.
Police credit state trooper Allyson Powell with the arrest. She is the same state trooper who recently was recognized for saving a man from a burning truck in Fall River.
The Duxbury police chief said it is not know why the house was targeted.
"At this hour we really aren't able to determine if this house was targeted and was it targeted because of what that resident does for a line of work," said Clancy.
The suspect is also wanted in Oklahoma on an armed robbery charge. Officials said there may be a second suspect in the case.
The investigation continues.