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Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Lethal force seen justified in Franklin police shooting


Lethal force was justified when Franklin police fatally shot a 42-year-old man last month after officers tried to serve a restraining order and get him to surrender his three guns, according to the summary of a report released today.

The investigation, summarized in a release by the Norfolk District Attorney’s Office, determined that Lawrence J. McCarthy burst out his cellar with a loaded semi-automatic rifle and took aim at police. A Franklin police officer, who the report did not identify, fired a single shot that killed McCarthy.

-- Globe City & Region staff

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