A Danvers suspect shot for brandishing a knife at police and lunging toward an officer died from the gunshot wound and subsequent complications this week, Boston.com reported this Friday, Aug. 23. According to the Essex District Attorney, a Danvers man died following the police shooting at a local apartment complex.
The Danvers suspect shot has been identified by Jonathan Blodgett, the District Attorney, this Friday as Scott Kehoe, a 37-year-old. Blodgett added that it was a total of five Danvers police officers, as well as a state trooper, who had gathered together during an assault investigation. The law officials had been called in Thursday night into the Danvers area over an alleged assault violation.
The group of six encountered Scott Kehoe, who already had prior warrants on him. Kehoe allegedly approached the police officers threateningly, brandishing a knife. The Danvers suspect was shot after Kehoe refused to drop the knife following repeated requests from the officers, and even lunged toward one of the policemen. The District Attorney concluded in his report that Kehoe was pronounced dead upon his arrival to a local hospital.
According to the Danvers Police Chief, the shooting itself took place while the male suspect was being taken into custody, while the assault charges were connected at the time to a robbery, rather than a random occurrence.
Blodgett concluded that the DA office will look into the shooting. What’s your take on the Danvers suspect shot story?