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DA: Police Fatally Shoot Danvers Assault Suspect

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The Essex district attorney says a Danvers man died after being shot by police at a Danvers apartment complex.

District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett identified the man on Friday as 37-year-old Scott Kehoe.

Blodgett said five Danvers police officers and a state trooper were investigating an alleged assault Thursday night and trying to serve existing warrants on him when Kehoe approached them with a knife. Blodgett said Kehoe refused to drop the knife and was shot when he lunged toward one of the officers. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Danvers Police Chief Neil Ouellette said the shooting occurred as the man was being taken into custody. The chief said the alleged assault was related to a robbery and wasn't "a random event."

Blodgett said his office will review the shooting, as is standard procedure.

This program aired on August 23, 2013. The audio for this program is not available.

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