DA: 25-Year-Old Plymouth Man Shot By Kingston Police Is Hospitalized

A 25-year-old man was shot by police early Tuesday morning in Kingston, according to the Plymouth Country District Attorney's office.

Authorities said that the man, who was identified as Alexander Bakutis of Plymouth, was armed with a knife and acting in a threatening manner in the parking lot of a Massachusetts mall early Tuesday morning.

District Attorney Tim Cruz said in a statement that police received a call from a security guard at the Kingston Collection Shopping Center just before 3 a.m., saying Bakutis was "acting threatening  and erratically."

Two officers located him, Kingston Police Chief Maurice Splaine told The Enterprise of Brockton.

Cruz said Bakutis "allegedly threatened officers and shots were fired."

The Kingston Police Department said in a statement that Bakutis was shot once in the shoulder.

The man was taken by ambulance to Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Plymouth before being flown to Boston Medical Center. His injuries are not considered life threatening, Cruz said. His name was not released.

The officer who shot the suspect has been with the department for about 15 years, Cruz said. He was treated as a precaution but was not injured.

The shooting remains under investigation. The officer who shot Bakutis will be on administrative leave until the investigation is over, according to the Kingston Police Department.

This is a developing news story. We will continue to update as information becomes available. 

This article was originally published on September 22, 2020.



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