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Hancock Domestic Dispute Ends in State Police Shooting
Staff Reports,
03:07PM / Saturday, September 09, 2023
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HANCOCK, Mass. — A State Police trooper responding to a domestic incident shot and killed an individual Saturday morning.

According to State Police, and a statement from the Berkshire District Attorney's Office, the officer was called to a Hancock residence about 7 a.m. and was confronted by an armed individual who would not back down despite requests to stop.

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation was performed at the scene. County Ambulance responded and pronounced the individual dead.

The statement did not identify the officer or individual or what the individual was armed with.

Hancock does not have a police force and is covered by the State Police.

The Pittsfield Police Department responded to the scene shortly after the incident and assisted in resuscitation efforts.

The preliminary investigation included crime scene analysis and civilian interviews.

Attorney Timothy Shugrue, in conjunction with the State Police Detective Unit, is coordinating the investigation along with other specialized units of the State Police. The investigation is in its early stages.

First Assistant District Attorney Marianne Shelvey was dispatched to the scene to assist in the investigation. As part of this investigation law enforcement will be reviewing body and cruiser cameras, according to the DA's statement.

The State Police conducts a review of all use of force incidents.

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