Wednesday, November 15, 2006
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