Armed man shot, killed by Brockton police identified by DA

The Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office has identified the man who was shot and killed by police in Brockton.Brockton police received a 911 call at 2:54 p.m. Monday to respond to a domestic violence incident at 33 Overlook Ave. The caller reported that a woman was bleeding, while police say fighting and screaming was heard during the call.Authorities say the suspect left the home through the back door when police officers, firefighters and emergency medical services personnel arrived at the scene.According to District Attorney Timothy Cruz, two Brockton police officers encountered the man outside the home in the driveway and reported that he was carrying a knife. The officers fired shots at the man, who was struck by gunfire.The man was immediately treated at the scene before being taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in Brockton, where he was pronounced dead. Cruz identified the man as 28-year-old Bryan Cruz-Soto, of Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood.Cruz-Soto was wearing a GPS electronic monitoring bracelet as a term of condition from an open case in Suffolk County at the time of Monday’s shooting, according to the district attorney.The Brockton police officers involved in the shooting are not being identified.Brockton police and Massachusetts State Police detectives conducted the initial investigation. State police detectives assigned to the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office are currently reviewing the circumstances surrounding the shooting, which is protocol for all police-involved shootings.

The Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office has identified the man who was shot and killed by police in Brockton.

Brockton police received a 911 call at 2:54 p.m. Monday to respond to a domestic violence incident at 33 Overlook Ave. The caller reported that a woman was bleeding, while police say fighting and screaming was heard during the call.

Authorities say the suspect left the home through the back door when police officers, firefighters and emergency medical services personnel arrived at the scene.

According to District Attorney Timothy Cruz, two Brockton police officers encountered the man outside the home in the driveway and reported that he was carrying a knife. The officers fired shots at the man, who was struck by gunfire.

The man was immediately treated at the scene before being taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in Brockton, where he was pronounced dead. Cruz identified the man as 28-year-old Bryan Cruz-Soto, of Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood.

Cruz-Soto was wearing a GPS electronic monitoring bracelet as a term of condition from an open case in Suffolk County at the time of Monday’s shooting, according to the district attorney.

The Brockton police officers involved in the shooting are not being identified.

Brockton police and Massachusetts State Police detectives conducted the initial investigation. State police detectives assigned to the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office are currently reviewing the circumstances surrounding the shooting, which is protocol for all police-involved shootings.

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