Falmouth Police investigating officer-involved shooting Friday night

CWN Photo: Falmouth Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting Friday at this house at 402 Route 28.

FALMOUTH – Falmouth Police and the Cape and Islands District Attorney’s office are investigating what’s described as an officer-involved shooting.

The incident happened late Friday night in the area of 402 Route 28.

According to a statement from Falmouth police, they received a 911 call reporting there was an intoxicated male barricaded in his bedroom with a firearm.

It was initially reported the man, who has not been identified, made indirect threats to commit suicide.

When officers arrived at 402 Route 28/Teaticket Highway, they spoke with the person who called 9-1-1 and evacuated the home. Witnesses told police the man was heavily intoxicated and holding a pistol to his head.

When the man refused to surrender and continued to make suicidal statements, the Upper Cape Special Response Team responded to assist.

Police said that after all attempts at negotiations failed, the SRT team entered the home and attempted to subdue the man. According to police, at one point, the man pointed the gun at officers and was subsequently shot.

He suffered a single gunshot wound to his hip area and was transported to Falmouth Hospital. He was later taken to a Boston hospital with non-life threatening injuries

No officers were shot in the incident.

The person who was shot, identified only as a male, is facing several charges, including assault by means of a dangerous weapon, unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition and a firearm violation with 1 previous violent crime.

The State Police Detective Unit assigned to the Cape and Islands District Attorney’s Office is conducting an inquiry.

Route 28 between Sandwich Road and Maravista Ave. Extension was closed last night while the investigation was ongoing.



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