BROCKTON, MASS. (WHDH) - The Plymouth District Attorney’s office is investigating after a man was shot by Brockton police Sunday night while brandishing a knife at officers, officials said.
The officers were forced to shoot the man outside his North Main Street apartment building about 6:40 p.m., police said. His name has not yet been released.
Neighbor Judith Candelora said she watched the shooting unfold from her window overlooking the street. Candelora, who said she knows the man who was shot, claimed he was holding a knife to his own skin prior to the shooting.
“I was sitting right there at my window trying to tell him to put the knife down,” Candelora told 7 News. “There were plenty of other people in the building who watched it … They were trying to tell him to put it down.”
Those who live in the area say they heard about a dozen gunshots. Investigators say the victim might have been in a car at the time of the shooting.
The man is currently being treated at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He is expected to be OK.
The shooting was one of two violent incidents in Brockton over the weekend.
Police say a 24-year-old man was shot and killed in an unrelated incident late Saturday night.
This is a developing news story, 7News will add more information as it becomes available.
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