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Family Of Boston Man Questions Use Of Deadly Force

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Relatives of a Boston man fatally shot by police during a weekend confrontation are questioning why officers needed to use deadly force.

Family members identified the victim of the shooting at 2 a.m. Sunday as 38-year-old Ross Batista.

His father, Julio Batista, tells The Boston Globe his son was "executed."

Police say officers responded to the city's Dorchester neighborhood for reports of a man firing a gun. They say the man opened fire on officers, who fired back, killing the man.

Family members say the younger Batista was a graduate of Mount Ida College who studied architecture and made a living renovating homes.

An investigation by the district attorney's office is standard procedure in a fatal use of police force.

This program aired on June 4, 2013. The audio for this program is not available.

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