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Barricaded Suspect Who Fired at Officers in Chelsea Dead After House Fire

Home on Warren Avenue engulfed in flames following gunfire



    Shots Fired at Officers, Suspect Barricaded Inside Home

    A man barricaded himself inside a home in Chelsea, Massachusetts, on Monday night after allegedly shooting at officers.

    (Published Monday, May 22, 2017)

    Massachusetts State Police say a man who barricaded himself inside a home in Chelsea Monday night and fired at officers, has died.

    Officers were initially called to the home after a report of a man threatening to shoot his wife.

    Police from Chelsea, Somerville, Everett, Revere, and Salem all responded to the home on Warren Avenue, where the gunfire erupted.

    Authorities said one officer suffered a minor injury to his hand during the chaos, but was not shot.

    Neighbors were safely evacuated from their homes, including a woman and her 10-year-old daughter, who live at the home of the suspect.

    Shortly after the gunfire, Chelsea Fire reported that home became engulfed in flames. The suspect was reportedly still inside. 

    While crews attempted to douse the flames from a safe distance, state police said the suspect died from a gunshot wound, though it was unknown if the wound was self-inflicted.

    The Suffolk County State Police Detective Unit as well as Chelsea Police are investigating.

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