Authorities say they are investigating a police-involved shooting in the area of Bay and Allen Roads in Easton, Massachusetts.
Police Chief Gary Sullivan says officers were responding to a call from a resident who said someone was knocking on her door and there was a vehicle in her driveway. The man who was knocking on the door got into the vehicle when police arrived and fled the area at a high rate of speed.
Officers reported the vehicle to be traveling at about 60 mph. Easton police monitored the suspect from a safe distance but did not initiate a pursuit.
A few moments later, the suspect crashed into another vehicle on Bay Road. Neither driver was injured, but as officers approached the suspect's vehicle, he emerged with what was believed to be a handgun and pointed it at officers, police said.
Officers drew their service weapons and fired at the suspect. The suspect was shot at least once by police, police said.
Neighbors say it sounded like a firing range.
"About 28 rounds discharged rapidly."
One bullet went into the bumper of Stephen Lippert's truck.
"We saw the gentleman on the ground. He was just screaming and yelling and absolutely going crazy on the ground," he said.
When the suspect fell to the ground, the officers called for aid and backup. Multiple ambulances were called to the scene.
"It's an unfortunate incident," Sullivan said.
The suspect and three police officers were taken to local hospitals. The officers were not injured and have since been released, police said.
The officers were placed on paid leave, as is the standard procedure, as the shooting is investigated, police said.
No others were injured in the incident.
According to police, the suspect remains in the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
It is unclear if the suspect actually had a gun.
The incident remains under investigation.