Prosecutors say Lynn police shot and killed a man Friday morning as they were executing a warrant for his arrest.
The man was shot after he allegedly pointed a gun at the officers and attempted to carjack a woman at gunpoint.
Essex County District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett said during a press conference Friday afternoon that Randolph McClain, 33, was wanted for violating a restraining order as well as making several threats against his ex-girlfriend and her family over the last three weeks.
Blodgett said four officers arrived at a home on Bayview Avenue, where McClain was known to be staying, around 8:30 a.m. When police were let in, McClain yelled that he had a gun and would kill the officers. Blodgett said McClain then excited through a second floor window onto a porch roof and pointed a gun at officers before fleeing on foot.
Officers chased McClain before Blodgett said McClain approached a car and ordered the driver out at gunpoint. At that point officers approached the car and after McClain pointed his gun at them he was shot.
Blodgett said three officers fired their weapons but that he did not yet know how many rounds were fired. He said he did not believe McClain had fired his weapon.
According to Blodgett, the officers rendered aid to McClain before he was transported to Salem Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Blodgett said the names of the officers would be released after they were interviewed by state police detectives.
This article was originally published on January 29, 2016.