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1 Dead After Brighton Shooting Standoff

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Boston police said a man in his 70s has died from gunshot wounds and a suspect has been taken into custody by officers wearing body armor.

Police Commissioner Edward Davis said officers responded to the shooting at an elderly housing complex on Ledgemere Road in the city's Brighton neighborhood at about 11 a.m. Wednesday.

A suspect, who shot at officers and held police to a two-hour standoff, was taken into custody just before 1 p.m. after a negotiator talked him into giving up his weapons.

A special tactics team was dispatched to the scene and some nearby streets were shut down and nearby homes evacuated.

"They knocked on the door and said, 'You have to get out, don't go near the front windows,' " said resident James Carew. "And they took us out the back door and brought us down."

Ron Harr, who lives in the elderly housing complex, says it's a good thing he shut his stove off before coming outside, since he wasn't allowed back in his apartment.

"I heard the commotion and the helicopter," Harr said. "I walked outside to see what was going on. Next thing I know, they're pulling me down here."

No names were released and no additional information was immediately released.

With reporting from The Associated Press and the WBUR Newsroom

This program aired on August 10, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.


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