BRAINTREE (AP) – Police in Massachusetts were justified when they shot dead an armed man, wounding two officers and killing one. Police dog in an exchange of gunfire last June, a prosecutor said Wednesday.
Braintree Police Norfolk County District Attorney Michael Morrissey said in a statement he was investigating a domestic violence case on June 4 that killed Andrew Homen, 34, of Brockton, after he fled into the woods near there.
“I am pleased that Braintree Police were justified in using force when Andrew Homen began shooting at them, injuring two people and killing their search dog,” Morrissey said.
Homen, who had two guns, threatened officers and others, including students at a nearby middle school, the district attorney said.
He was “armed and actively resisting arrest, disobeying instructions to disarm or extend his hand when asked, attempted to evade capture by flying into a wooded area.” nearby, and discharged his weapon at the police and K-9 Kitt,” Morrissey said in his report to Braintree Director Mark Dubois.
Three officers opened fire on Homen, two of whom were wounded.
The Morrissey report said: “The autopsy determined that Homen had 19 bullet holes in and out.
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