Officer on leave after fatal Everett shooting – Metro US

Officer on leave after fatal Everett shooting

Officer on leave after fatal Everett shooting
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A shooting by a police officer that left one man dead in Everett is being investigated as the cop remains on leave.

Around 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, police responded to a report of a knife-wielding man on Chelsea Street in Everett, CBS Boston reported.

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Police told Fox 25 that the man had allegedly been harassing people in the area of Chelsea Street and Broadway outside Cancun restaurant, and that he approached officers with a knife when they arrived.

The man was shot after he allegedly ignored police commands to drop the knife, Fox 25 added. Witnesses disagreed over how many shots were fired by police.

The man, who has not been identified, was pronounced dead at Massachusetts General Hospital, CBS Boston stated.

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No cops were injured, according to Fox 25, but an officer has been put on leave in accordance with Everett Police Department policy while the shooting is reviewed.

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