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    Man Dead After Shootout with Police

    Norton Police took to Twitter to confirm an "active police situation" Saturday night on Azalea Road. (Published Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015)

    A man exchanged gunfire with police Saturday night in Norton, Massachusetts, leaving the suspect dead.

    Around 11 p.m., neighbors on Azalea Road said they heard multiple gunshots coming from outside their homes.

    "We heard a woman screaming outside," said Brandon DePierro of Norton. "I heard her yelling for someone to call the police."

    DePierro called police and waited for their response.

    Norton Police say 48-year-old Kevin Murray of Norton had barricaded himself inside the home and attempted to take a gun out of a safe. About 10 minutes later, gunshots rang out from across the street.

    Police say Murray opened fire through a first-floor window. Officers immediately returned fire.

    The gunfire paused for a short time before officers heard one more shot fired in the home, police say.

    No one entered or exited the residence during the standoff until a SWAT unit arrived. Authorities said they used a robot from the Massachusetts State Police Bomb Squad to enter the home.

    Upon entry, authorities said Norton was found dead from a gunshot wound. An autopsy conducted by the State Medical Examiner determined that Murray killed himself by means of a single gunshot to the head. The manner of his death has been determined to be a suicide.

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