A man shot by Plymouth police when he pointed a shotgun at them has died.
A man shot by two Plymouth police officers when he pointed a shotgun at them has died.
Police were called to 340 Ship Pond Road at 11:44 p.m. Monday on a report of a domestic dispute. When police arrived, Jeffrey M. Curran, 39, was in the basement with a shotgun. Two officers ordered him to drop the gun but he refused, police said. When Curran raised the shotgun and pointed it at the officers, they shot him.
Curran died this morning at Boston hospital. His wife and two children were in the house when the confrontation happened but they were not in the basement when Curran was shot, police said.
Before he died, Plymouth police charged Curran with various assault and weapons charges, including two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, one count of possession of a firearm without a license and one count of domestic assault and battery.
This is the third fatal shooting by Plymouth police in the past five and a half years.
Two veteran Plymouth police officers shot 16-year-old Anthony McGrath to death after a car chase on Jan. 10, 2006. Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy Cruz ruled that the shooting was justified because the teen drove at the officers.
On Aug. 31, 2003, James J. Glidden, 35, was shot and killed by a Plymouth police officer. Cruz also ruled that shooting justified. Glidden had lunged at officers with a knife and family members said Glidden may have been attempting suicide by trying to get the officer to shoot him.
The latest police shooting in the region happened last month in Brockton when John Earl Parks, 25, was shot dead after pulling a gun on officers.
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