'Intoxicated' man killed after wounding Massachusetts officer, police say

Massachusetts police officer reported wounded in shooting

(As originally published with additional photos and video, Fri, December 29th 2023; local article here)

FAIRHAVEN, Mass. (TND) — Police are investigating a shooting near a bar in Massachusetts where one of their own was wounded and taken to a hospital.

The violence happened at about 5 p.m. Friday in Fairhaven, near New Bedford.

Fairhaven police said they were called to the Bayside Lounge “for a report of an intoxicated male.

“Fairhaven Police responded along with mutual aid from surrounding communities.”

'Intoxicated' man killed after wounding Massachusetts officer, police say
Police are investigating near the Bayside Lounge in Fairhaven, Mass., where one of their own has reportedly been shot, Dec. 29, 2023. (WJAR)

Then, “Shots were later exchanged between the male and officers. The male was killed.

“A responding officer was wounded.”

The wounded officer was “taken to an area hospital for treatment of their injuries.”

The officer’s name and condition have not been released.

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