Police Identify 23-Year-Old Mansfield Man Found Fatally Shot

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MANSFIELD, Mass. (WBZ News Radio) — Mansfield Police have publicly identified a 23-year-old man fatally shot in a Mansfield home on Saturday.

Just after 11 a.m. on Saturday, the Southeastern Massachusetts Regional Emergency Communications Center got reports of a shooting at 42 West Church Street. When first responders arrived, they found 23-year-old Samuel P. Waters of Mansfield dead, said Bristol County District Attorney's Office.

Officials said Waters was suffering from gunshot wounds.

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One person is being detained in connection to Waters' death but has not been formally charged with a crime at this time, according to Bristol County District Attorney's Office.

William O'Brien, 22, of Manchester-By-The-Sea was detained in connection to Waters' death. O'Brien is charged with Carrying an Illegal Firearm and Carrying a Loaded Illegal Firearm. They are set to be arraigned on Monday morning in Attleboro District Court.

An investigation is underway. No other information has been released at this time.

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