Man Killed in Officer-Involved Shooting in Lynn, Massachusetts

Source says Lynn police were executing an arrest warrant and the man had a gun

A man was killed in an officer-involved shooting in Lynn, Massachusetts, on Monday, state officials announced.

According to the Essex County District Attorney's Office, the man, a suspect in an armed robbery last Monday, was shot to death at 300 Lynn Shore Drive, the condo complex where he lives.

Prosecutors confirm police were executing a search warrant at one of the units when the 57-year-old man, according to police and a witness in the apartment, said police were not going to take him.

Police made their way into the apartment. The suspect, who the DA's office says was pointing a gun at the officers, left the unit and went into the hall.

Three officers fired shots at the suspect, then called immediately for an ambulance. Fire crews responded and pronounced him dead at the scene.

A source tells necn the man was shot in the head. Neighbors say the shooting happened on the building's fifth floor.

A red Cadillac was towed away to an impound lot at the request of police.

No other injuries were reported in the incident.

The man was suspected in an armed robbery at the Porthole Pub, down the road from the complex, one week earlier. Owner Bob Gaudet says he was working there when two masked men came in with guns, demanding cash from him and another employee.

"They said 'You want to go home tonight? Get on your knees,'" Gaudet recalled. "It's disturbing to have a gun in your face. It's disturbing to think, for what little he got off me, they were willing to kill me and kill the other guy."

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