BROCKTON, Mass. (WWLP) – The suspect who shot a Brockton police officer while barricaded inside a home was found dead after an hours-long standoff Thursday night, according to authorities.
The Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office said the officer was shot four times after responding to reports of a man with a gun on Taber Avenue in Brockton around 5:45 p.m. He was taken to Boston Medical Center and is expected to be okay..
Several agencies, including state and local police, tried to negotiate with the suspect during the standoff. The DA’s Office said the man shot himself outside the home around 9:30 p.m. He was confirmed dead at the hospital.
The DA added that another man was found dead from a gunshot wound in an SUV near the Taber Avenue home where the standoff occurred. It’s unknown if that incident is connected to the police shooting and the standoff.
The DA added that investigators do not believe the incident to be random. The identities of the suspect and the man found dead inside the SUV have not been released.