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Old 16 July 2018, 12:28 AM
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Link to article. This bit caught my eye:
Weymouth Officer Michael Chesna, 42, responded to an "erratic driver" call about 7:30 a.m., police said. He found a car crashed and a man vandalizing a home.

Chesna drew his weapon and told the man to stop, according to Norfolk County Assistant District Attorney Greg Connor. But instead, officials said, the suspect, Emanuel Lopes, threw a stone at Chesna, which hit him in the head and knocked him down.

Lopes took Chesna's gun and shot him several times in the head and chest, Connor said.
He then went on to shoot a woman in her home before other officers responded. It’s unclear from the article if it was a woman in the home being vandalized. It’s as good an example as any of how an unarmed or lightly armed suspect can still be incredibly dangerous when in close proximity to an armed officer or even "good guy with a gun." Safeguarding that firearm and one’s life along with the lives of others may necessitate shooting an unarmed but non-compliant suspect. Very unfortunate how this turned out.
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