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BROCKTON, Mass. -- Two Brockton police officers shot and killed a man who allegedly drew a gun on them and wouldn't drop it.
The Plymouth District Attorney's Office said the officers saw two men late Wednesday night who they suspected were involved in drug activity.
They immediately took one man into custody, but 25-year-old John Earl Parks of Brockton fled and was chased by the officers on foot.
When the officers tried to arrest Parks, he pulled a handgun on them. When Parks wouldn't drop the gun, the police shot him. He was later pronounced dead at Brockton Hospital.
The DA's office said a gun was recovered at the scene. Authorities declined to identify the officers until an investigation is finished.

http://www1.whdh.com/news/articles/local/BO94188/

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Brockton police shoot, kill armed man Wednesday night

By Maureen Boyle
ENTERPRISE STAFF WRITER
Posted Nov 06, 2008 @ 09:52 AM

BROCKTON -

A 25-year-old Brockton man armed with a gun was shot and killed by police Wednesday night.
John E. Parks of Brockton was shot around 11:36 p.m. on Pleasant Street near Warren Avenue after pointing a gun at police officers, Assistant District Attorney Bridget Norton Middleton said this morning.
Parks was taken to Brockton Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Middleton said a gun was recovered from the scene.
Based on a preliminary investigation, it appears the shooting came after police saw a suspected drug deal at Warren Avenue and Green Street.
Middleton said one suspect was caught by police but the second man, Parks, ran off.
When police found and tried to arrest Parks, he pulled out a gun and pointed it at officers, the preliminary investigation found, Middleton said.
The officers repeatedly told him to drop the weapon but the suspect refused.
It was unclear this morning if the suspect fired at police.
Parks, whose last address was Green Street, had been arrested in April and June on charges ranging from disturbing the peace to possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.
Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz said state police investigators assigned to his office are interviewing potential witnesses, including members of the Brockton police department, as part of the investigation.
State police will be in charge of the investigation, rather than Brockton police, because of the officer involvement in the case, he said.
"You always want to avoid even the appearance of a conflict," Cruz said.
The names of the officer or officers involved in the shooting were not immediately available. It was not clear if any of the officers would be back at work today.
Generally, officers involved in a fatal shooting are placed on paid administrative leave at least in the initial phase of the investigation. They are also normally provided counseling.
Police Chief William Conlon referred all inquiries about the shooting to the district attorney's office.

http://www.enterprisenews.com/break...n-police-shoot-kill-armed-man-Wednesday-night
 
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Good job guys. Sgts Lebel and Barry must be VERY proud !!!!!!!! ;)
Glad all involved made it home to their loved ones.
 

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way to go...you went home and the dirt bag didnt :)
how long before one of his friends or relatives post on here?
It's only a matter of time before the usual...he was trying to turn his life around, the cops shouldn't have shot him. Basically a big FU from the family to cops will be coming. Here's an idea for the family and friends....deal with the consequences of pulling a gun on a cop.
 

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It's only a matter of time before the usual...he was trying to turn his life around, the cops shouldn't have shot him. Basically a big FU from the family to cops will be coming. Here's an idea for the family and friends....deal with the consequences of pulling a gun on a cop.
Beat me to it...:cool:
 

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Guess he wont do that again. I too am glad the Officers went home safely. I hope they dont lose sleep over this dirtbag.
 

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State police probe death by cops

State police are investigating the death of a 25-year-old Dorchester native who was shot to death by officers after an alleged drug transaction in Brockton.
Brockton police officers shot and killed John Earl Parks of Brockton at about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday after he ran from police and allegedly pointed a gun at them, according to the Plymouth County District Attorney's Office.
"As officers attempted to place Parks under arrest, he produced a handgun and pointed it at officers," Assistant District Attorney Bridget Norton Middleton said in a statement. "After refusing to drop the weapon, Parks was shot by officers."
Parks' cousin, Tonya Macklin, 38, of Dorchester, said police have told the family little.
"We're all shocked at what happened," she said. "We don't know all the details."
An only child, Parks grew up in Dorchester and may have been living with friends in Brockton, Macklin said. Parks' mother, who lives in Memphis, traveled to Massachusetts yesterday, Macklin said.
Middleton said police approached Parks and another man after the pair were seen engaging in what police surmised was narcotics activity at Warren Avenue and Green Street.
One suspect was immediately arrested. Police officers chased Parks on foot and he was shot as officers attempted to arrest him.
A handgun was recovered at the scene. Parks died at the hospital.
The names of the officers involved were not released yesterday.

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The bottom line is that no matter what comes after is that the officers involved followed policy, proceedure, and their training program validates what they did at the moment of descision.

And absolutely they followed the number one rule of LE, "at the end of your shift, go home".
 
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