Injured Brockton Officer Released From Hospital After Being Shot Thursday

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BROCKTON, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — A Brockton Police officer has been released from the hospital after being shot on Taber Avenue Thursday night.

According to Massachusetts State Police, the investigation is on-going into the hours-long standoff which left another man murdered and the suspect shot himself to death.

That suspect has been identified as 32-year-old Kevin Serpa of Brockton. Police were called to 62 Taber Ave. around 5:45 p.m. to reports of a male with a firearm and shots fired.

Police located the victim, 28-year-old Christopher Gomes, suffering from gunshot wounds in a silver SUV. The responding officers then came under fire from the second-floor window of the building and one officer was struck, several times.

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The officer was transported to Boston Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. The officer has been released and is not being identified.

Police say Serpa then remained holed up for several hours inside the building. Massachusetts State Police, including their STOP Team and Crisis Negotiators were called to assist Brockton Police.

A perimeter was set up and police negotiated with him throughout the night. Police say at about 9:30 p.m. Serpa exited the house and shot himself. He was pronouced dead at the hospital.

Officials say this does not appear to be a random act of violence.

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