Prosecutors Release Video Of Fatal Police Shooting In Dorchester

The Suffolk County district attorney's office on Monday released video and audio recordings of a fatal police shooting that occurred earlier this month in Dorchester.

Peter Fanfan, 29, was shot and killed during an encounter with police on Feb. 12.

On the day of the shooting, Boston Police Commissioner William Evans told reporters that officers were responding to reports of a shooting at 107 Devon St. when they were confronted by a man with a gun on nearby Laredo Street.

Evans said an officer ordered the man to drop his gun three times before firing. That exchange can be heard on the Boston police dispatch audio that was released Monday. (Note: The audio contains explicit language.)

The shooting is being investigated by District Attorney Dan Conley's office. The office said in a statement Monday that a discharged gun was found next to Fanfan's body at the scene and that a "lead projectile" was found inside the tire of an unmarked Boston police car at the scene.

Conley said his office will release the entire investigative file to Fanfan's family and the public when the investigation is complete.

“Our practice is to make every report, every photograph, every document, and every recording public at the investigation’s conclusion,” Conley said in the statement.

Conley noted that his office releases video evidence earlier in the process "to offer the public access to the preliminary facts as we understand them."

The statement from Conley's office said Fanfan's family had already seen the video and asked that they wait to release it until after his funeral, which was held last weekend.



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