AUBURN (WBZ-AM) -- An armed man shot by Auburn Police Wednesday has died, Worcester County DA Joseph Early's office said Thursday.
Early's office said Joseph Loughery, 59 of Dublin, New Hampshire, was armed with a .22 caliber rifle and waving his arms around in the parking lot of a Shell gas station on Southbridge Street around 1:15 p.m. Wednesday when he was confronted by officers. He reportedly refused to drop his gun, and they fired. He was taken to UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester where he was later pronounced dead.
"Witnesses heard and video captured the officers repeatedly shouting, 'drop the gun,' 'don’t do it,' and 'let us help you'," a release from the DA's office read.
None of the officers involved were injured. They have been placed on administrative leave, as per department policy.
Earlier in the day, a relative of Loughery had asked Dublin, New Hampshire Police to conduct a welfare check on him, saying he had gone missing. They tracked his phone to Auburn, where officers were advised to search for his pickup truck.