Suspect hospitalized following trooper-involved shooting in Brockton

BROCKTON, MASS. (WHDH) - A suspect was hospitalized following a trooper-involved shooting in Brockton Saturday morning.

A preliminary investigation suggested that just before 9 a.m. on Colonel Bell Drive, a trooper discharged his weapon during a confrontation with a male suspect next to a building that houses a residential complex, a state police spokesperson said.

The trooper then secured the man and reportedly rendered first aid to him.

The suspect suffered a lower body gunshot wound that is believed to be non-life-threatening, according to the spokesperson.

He was transported to Boston Medical Center.

The trooper is also undergoing an evaluation.

The Plymouth District Attorney’s Office is overseeing the investigation and will determine whether the use of potentially-lethal force by the trooper was justified.

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