DA: Fa­tal po­lice shoot­ing jus­ti­fied

Woonsocket Call - - Region / Obituaries -

LYNN, Mass. (AP) — A Mas­sachusetts pros­e­cu­tor has con­cluded that three Lynn po­lice of­fi­cers were jus­ti­fied when they fa­tally shot a man who pointed a gun at them last year.

Es­sex District At­tor­ney Jonathan Blod­gett on Thurs­day re­leased his in­ves­ti­ga­tion re­port of the Jan. 29, 2016, po­lice killing of 33-year-old Ran­dolph McClain.

The re­port says Lynn of­fi­cers were try­ing to serve ar­rest war­rants on McClain in con­nec­tion with es­ca­lat­ing threats of vi­o­lence against his for­mer girl­friend.

Blod­gett said McClain jumped out of a win­dow of a home and or­dered a wo­man out of her car at gun­point.

He said of­fi­cers sur­rounded the car, or­dered McClain to drop his weapon and opened fire when he pointed the gun at them.

Blod­gett cleared of­fi­cers John Bernard, Joshua Sea­man and Michael McEach­ern of wrong­do­ing.

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