Suspect Dead, Officer Shot In Brockton Standoff

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BROCKTON, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — A gunman is dead and a police officer is in recovery after being shot during a four-hour standoff in Brockton Thursday night.

The officer was reportedly shot four times, including in his Kevlar vest, after responding to reports of a man with a gun on Taber Avenue at around 5:45 p.m., according to the Plymouth County District Attorney's Office.

The suspect in the shooting barricaded themselves in a home and refused to come out. State and local police tried to negotiate with the man but he reportedly shot himself outside the home around 9:30 p.m. He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The officer was taken to Boston Medical Center with with injuries that are believed to be non-life-threatening.

The officer is expected to survive, and was conscious and alert while being taken to a Boston hospital according to the WBZ-TV I-Team's sources.

Additionally, police said another man was found dead from a gunshot wound in an SUV "in the vicinity" of the Taber Avenue home. He did not say how this was connected to the police shooting and the standoff, but noted that investigators do not believe the incident to be random.

Police have yet to say what took place in the shooting incident, or how many people were shot.

WBZ's Sheri Small has more:

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