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State Trooper Shot Male Suspect During Confrontation In Brockton, Police Say

A Massachusetts state trooper shot a male suspect in Brockton Saturday morning, according to police. The shooting occurred next to a residential complex on Colonel Bell Drive.

In a statement, state police spokesman Dave Procopio says after the trooper shot and secured the suspect, the trooper then rendered first aid to him. Other troopers and Brockton police also responded to the scene.

"The State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section is assisting — which is common in shootings — by mapping the scene using what we call a total station device. It’s an electronic measuring device mounted on a tripod that records exact distances and other data," Procopio says.

The suspect was originally taken to a local hospital, but is now being transferred to Boston Medical Center to treat his non-life threatening injury. Procopio says the trooper is also being evaluated.

The reason for the shooting is unknown. The Plymouth County District Attorney's Office will oversee the investigation, the AP reports.

Serena McMahon Twitter Digital Producer
Serena McMahon is a freelance digital producer for WBUR and Here & Now.

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