LYNN (CBS) — Lynn Police shot and killed a man while executing a search warrant at an apartment Monday morning, the Essex District Attorney’s office said.
The Essex DA’s office said the 57-year-old man was a suspect in an armed robbery at the Porthole Pub on September 26.
Police arrived at an apartment complex on Lynn Shore Drive to serve a search warrant in connection with the robbery around 9:12 a.m. Monday.
According to police and a witness in the apartment, after police announced themselves at the door, the man replied that the police weren’t going to take him.
The witness said the man had a gun. When officers forced their way into the man’s apartment, they saw the man had a gun, and moved back into the hallway.
The Essex DA’s office said the man moved into the hallway while pointing the gun at the officers, and three officers fired at him.
The officers called for an ambulance immediately after, but the man was pronounced dead.
It was not yet known how many shots were fired, or how many hit the man.
The man has not yet been identified, and the shooting remains under investigation.
Bob Gaudet owns the Porthole Pub which is about a half mile away from the apartment complex where the shooting took place. He says he and one of his employees were ambushed by two gunmen inside the pub’s office while getting ready for the day ahead.
Gaudet said one of the men put a gun in his face and said “do you want to live, and you want to go home tonight, we know where you live.”
They were bound with zip ties, forced to hand over car keys and open a safe.
Gaudet said the suspect killed by police on Monday was a regular in the restaurant. “A guy that not everyone loved,” Gaudet said. “Wasn’t a bad customer, but the more I think of it, I think he’s a very bad customer, cause he wanted to kill me.”
WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Bernice Corpuz reports