State Police: Fall River man shot in confrontation with trooper in Brockton


BOSTON, Mass. (WPRI) — Massachusetts State Police say a Fall River man remains hospitalized after he was shot by a trooper in Brockton.

Preliminary information suggests the trooper fired his gun around 9 a.m. Saturday during a confrontation with the suspect, according to State Police.

State Police Spokesman Dave Procopio says Claude W. Brown-Madison, 25, was hit in the lower body and taken to Boston Medical Center with injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening.  He remains hospitalized under Massachusetts State Police guard.

Procopio says the trooper was evaluated at Good Samaritan Hospital and released.  He has been placed on five days of standard administrative leave, according to Procopio.

Brown-Madison is currently charged with the following: Armed assault with intent to murder, assault by means of a dangerous weapon, committing a firearm violation while having a record that includes at least three prior violent or drug crimes, unlawful possession of a firearm, and possession of a firearm and/or ammunition without an FID card.

Police say he’s expected to be arraigned as soon as doctors determine he is medically able.

Meanwhile, the facts and circumstances that led to the trooper’s confrontation with the suspect remain part of an ongoing investigation, according to Procopio.

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