WESTBORO (CBS) — One person is dead after a police officer-involved shooting in Westboro. First responders were called to the Windsor Ridge townhouse complex around 12:10 p.m. on Friday for a report of domestic violence.
When fire, paramedics, and police officers arrived at the scene, several police officers witnessed the ongoing domestic assault.
“Several shots were fired by one police officer, that person is now deceased,” said Worcester County District Attorney Joseph Early.
A patio at the complex was blocked off by police tape and a glass door was shattered.
The alleged victim of the domestic violence was taken to a hospital in Worcester. The officer was also transported as a precaution.
Police did not say if the suspect who was killed was armed, or what exactly prompted the officer to open fire.
Neighbor Jan Hardy was nearby. “Someone heard two gunshots so I was like ‘oh dear God,’” Hardy said.
Neighbors have received little information and are trying to come to grips with what went on in their community. “It’s very, very shocking and I don’t know how to process it,” another neighbor said.
Multiple agencies are investigating the incident. Police said the public is not in danger.