Massachusetts Officers Kill Man, Find Woman Stabbed to Death

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2 Dead In Apparent Weymouth Homicide, Police Shooting.

WEYMOUTH, Mass. – Two police officers fatally shot an agitated man armed with at least one knife early Monday morning before finding his mother stabbed to death on the front steps of their home, authorities said.An overnight murder in Weymouth and the subsequent fatal shooting of an armed man by police is under investigation by cops and Norfolk District Attorney Michael W.WEYMOUTH (CBS) — Two people have died following an apparent homicide and police-involved shooting in Weymouth overnight, the Norfolk County District Attorney’s office said.

Police and an ambulance crew were called shortly after 1 a.m. to a home in Weymouth, south of Boston, on a report of someone needing assistance and were confronted by 49-year-old Paul Campbell, according to the Norfolk district attorney’s office. Both officers decided simultaneously that deadly force was necessary and opened fire on Campbell, who was brought to South Shore Hospital and pronounced dead, the prosecutor’s office said in a statement. According to authorities, a 911 call was received by the Weymouth Police Department at approximately 1:04 a.m. today reporting a need for assistance at a home on Prospect Hill Drive, which is perched on a quiet peninsula on the Fore River. Officers found a woman’s body on the steps of the residence with multiple stab wounds. “There is no such thing as a routine call. . . situations like this illustrate that,” said Weymouth Police Chief Richard Grimes at a press conference this morning.

The male was struck and incapacitated.” “While the cause and manner of death will be determined by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, there was evidence of stabbing injury,” Traub said. In keeping with police department protocol, the officers were also transported to the hospital for evaluation, and they will be on administrative leave.

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