Cop Shoots, Kills Man
Officer Answers 911 Call, Confronts Man With Knife
POSTED: 7:28 am EDT June 23, 2004
UPDATED: 10:23 am EDT June 23, 2004
FOXBORO, Mass. -- A 911 call on a domestic disturbance overnight resulted in a deadly police shooting in Foxboro early Wednesday morning.
NewsCenter 5's Jim Morelli reported that a Foxboro police officer answered the call on a domestic disturbance at 158 Beach Street about 1 a.m. to find a man armed with a knife in the driveway.
The man was identified as Thomas K. Shea, 45, of Walpole, Mass. He reportedly called police from his ex-wife's house and said he was armed with a shotgun, challenging the police to come for him.
According to the district attorney's office, the officer ordered the man to halt as he advanced toward her and when he did not halt after several orders she shot him once in the neck. He was taken to Sturdy Memorial Hospital where he later died.
The police officer, who was apparently uninjured, has not been identified. The Norfolk County District Attorney's office said it has evidence that indicated the police officer was justified in firing her weapon.
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