Bristol County DA Identifies Dartmouth Gunman

Police OfficerDARTMOUTH – The Bristol County District Attorney has identified the man who was shot and killed by Dartmouth police during an alleged gunfight late Thursday night.

District Attorney C. Samuel Sutter said the preliminary investigation shows Luis Roman, 25, of New Bedford, fired two shots before being killed by police after returning to the scene of a domestic dispute.

Police responded to an apartment at 3 Ledgewood Boulevard in Dartmouth just after 11 p.m. after receiving a 911 call regarding a domestic dispute.

Roman allegedly entered his ex-girlfiends apartment and damaged her television and computer.

The suspect had left the scene before police arrived.

According to reports, Roman called the victims father asking if police were still at the apartment and that he had his gun out, ammunition and that he wasn’t going back to jail.

Officers ordered Roman to get out of his car with his hands up and he started to get out before getting back inside the vehicle.

Police said he reached for one of two guns he was carrying, and at some point during the incident, fired two shots.

Officers shot and fatally wounded Roman and performed CPR before an ambulance arrived on scene.

Roman died a short time later at St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford.

The investigation is still in preliminary stages and the district attorney’s office will not comment further until a full investigation has been completed.
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