Investigation Into Braintree Police-Involved Shooting


BRAINTREE, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — ​Massachusetts State Police and the Norfolk District Attorney Michael Morrissey are investigating a police-involved shooting that happened outside a home in South Braintree on Saturday.

According to the DA's office, Braintree police received a call at around 5:30 p.m. reporting an armed male in front of a residence along the 100 block of Grove Street.

"The facts and circumstances of what transpired next are under investigation," said a statement from the DA's office. "But the subject of the call, a man in his 50s, was shot and wounded by police and has been transported by Braintree Fire Department and Brewster Emergency Medical Services to South Shore Hospital where he is receiving care."

State Police Crime Scene Services Section and Ballistics Section investigators were on scene, and the State Police Detective Unit was contacted after the shooting to help lead the investigation alongside DA Morrissey.

The DA has identified the man as 59-year-old Stephen Rizzo, and said he is "expected to be arraigned as soon as medically and logistically possible on several charges relative to his alleged actions prior to and during the altercation with Braintree police."

Rizzo is expected to be arraigned on one count of Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon (civilian victim,) and multiple counts of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon.

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