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Massachusetts deputy fire chief eliminated after shooting law enforcement officer

Dec. 30 (UPI)– A previous deputy fire chief in southern Massachusetts is dead after being shot and eliminated by cops, regional authorities have actually verified.

Bristol County District Attorney Thomas Quinn informed press reporters on Friday that Paul Coderre, the previous interim fire chief of New Bedford, Mass., was eliminated in an officer-involved shooting outside a bar in neighboring Fairhaven, Mass., previously that night.

Quinn stated cops were reacting a to call about a drunk male around 4:30 p.m., when Coderre, 55, drew a weapon, causing an exchange of shooting with cops.

Officers from a number of surrounding towns consisting of Fairhaven, Mattapoisett and Acushnet reacted to the call. An officer from the Acushnet Police Department was struck in the leg by a bullet throughout the exchange of shooting.

Quinn stated the officer was later on dealt with and launched from medical facility with non-life-threatening injuries.

Quinn informed press reporters that Coderre, initially from Dartmouth, Mass., had actually been consuming throughout the afternoon and was associated with a run-in inside the bar prior to the shooting. Authorities were called when Coderre was seen trying to enter a lorry.

“Police reacted to the scene. He remained in ownership of a gun,” Quinn stated. “They tried to speak with him and de-escalate the circumstance. A number of efforts were made to utilize non-deadly force to control him, consisting of making use of a Taser. Those efforts were not effective.

“At some point, he fired his weapon. Cops returned fire, and as an outcome of that, Paul Coderre passed away.”

The event unfolded over several hours, and Quinn worried to press reporters that it looked like though cops attempted several times to work out with Coderre.

“Several other methods of de-escalation were utilized that were not effective. Authorities attempted to speak with Mr. Coderre for an amount of time. Numerous departments reacted, so there were numerous efforts made to suppress him without utilizing fatal force. He ultimately fired his weapon.”

The Bristol County District Attorney’s Office will continue to examine the case.

New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell grieved shooting in a social networks post.

“This night’s deadly shooting in Fairhaven was terrible in every sense. I am eliminated that the officer who was hurt will make a complete healing, which nobody else was seriously hurt,” Mitchell, a previous federal district attorney, composed on X.

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