The Massachusetts attorney general's office plans to investigate last week's fatal police shooting of a man who prosecutors say was shot after pointing a realistic-looking BB gun at Brockton authorities.
Plymouth District Attorney Timothy Cruz requested Attorney General Maura Healey's involvement "because of a conflict of interest in that several people working in the DA’s Office, including the District Attorney himself, know the police officers involved," according to a statement.
The Plymouth district attorney's office says two Brockton officers shot 45-year-old Douglas Buckley early Thursday after he pulled a BB gun, which had been hidden behind his back.
Buckley's wife, Barbara Buckley, said later Thursday that she informed police — before her husband was killed — that the only weapons in her home were BB guns.
Healey's office will investigate the incident "thoroughly, independently and transparently," according to the joint statement from the DA and AG.
With reporting by The Associated Press and the WBUR Newsroom
This article was originally published on July 07, 2015.