Medford police shoot and kill man brandishing a shotgun
The Medford Police Department shot and killed a man who was brandishing a shotgun and firing at officers at the intersection of Cherry Street and W. Stewart Avenue at roughly 4:25 p.m. Sunday.
The man had been seen brandishing the shotgun and walking on Cherry Street before police arrived. When officers were on scene they ordered residents inside while they dealt with the man.
Officers were approaching the suspect both in an armored vehicle and on foot when the man began shooting at an officer. Two other officers 50 feet away began shooting at the man and struck him. The suspect was declared deceased at the scene.
The suspectís name will be released pending notification of next of kin.
Four officers involved in the shooting are on paid administrative leave while the case is being investigated.