Weymouth woman found dead; son killed by police

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2 Dead In Apparent Weymouth Homicide, Police Shooting.

WEYMOUTH — A onetime heroin addict with a long rap sheet who had parlayed an early friendship with actor Mark Wahlberg into small acting jobs in Hollywood films was killed early Monday, as he held at least one knife and confronted police outside the home where his mother lay dead. 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. A man suspected of killing his mother this week was reportedly a childhood friend of , who fathered the child of a woman dating the mayor of Boston and acted in several Oscar-nominated films.

According to authorities, a 911 call was received by the Weymouth Police Department at 1:04 a.m. reporting a need for assistance at a home on Prospect Hill Drive, which is perched on a quiet peninsula on the Fore River. Local media have reported that the man, identified by the Norfolk district attorney’s office as 49-year-old Paul Campbell, once dated the girlfriend of Boston Mayor Martin Walsh and is the father of her daughter. “This is an extremely personal situation and I ask that Lorrie and Lauren’s privacy be respected at this time,” Walsh said in the statement. “This is an ongoing investigation and it is not my place to speculate on why or how this happened.

Two officers and an ambulance were dispatched. “When the officers got there, they were confronted by a white male who was kind of agitated, who gave the officers some great pause,” Norfolk District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey said. “We’re still investigating this matter, but the individual appeared to be armed with a couple of knives and he came at the police officers.” Both officers discharged their weapons. 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. Campbell is believed to have been friends with Wahlberg before he was famous, starring alongside him in The Fighter, where he played played crack-addict Gary ‘Boo Boo’ Giuffrida, and had a small role in Ted.

He played real life crack addict Gary “Boo Boo” Giuffrida in the 2010 Mark Wahlberg boxing drama “The Fighter,” which takes place in a rough neighborhood near Boston. A Boston Globe profile of Lorrie Higgins from 2014 described Paul Campbell as “a dark-haired rowdy who gradually built up a rap sheet of low-level crimes.” A high school friend of Higgins told the Boston Globe Campbell was “the kind of bad boy…(Higgins) shouldn’t be hanging out with.” Police are still investigating the case and have not suggested a motive for Campbell’s mother murder. Officials said both were evaluated at a hospital and placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation, under normal post-shooting protocols. We get together and do things as a community and I see her at least a couple times a year,” she said. “Any time I’d be outside, she’d stop and we’d talk.

At that time, Campbell was charged with heroin possession, intent to distribute heroin in a school zone, and assaulting a police officer — who happened to be the son of then-Mayor Thomas M. Louis Post-Dispatch, describing him as “one of the guys I used to look up to in Dorchester, and who I got into a lot of trouble with.” The scene in Weymouth on Monday was tragically cinematic. Blood stains were visible on a white wooden staircase outside the Cape-style home with black shutters and views of Quincy Bay. “There is no such thing as a routine call . . . situations like this illustrate that,” Weymouth Police Chief Richard Grimes said at a 7 a.m. press conference Monday.

Mike Brennan, 62, who lives on Hill Top Road directly behind the Campbell home, said he stayed up late watching coverage of the Patriots’s AFC Championship victory and heard shots being fired. Peggy McLaughlin, 52, who lives a few houses away from the Campbells, said she frequently saw Paul Campbell walking around the neighborhood wearing sweatpants and carrying a gym bag. “He seemed to have some financial struggles,” DeLuca said. “Saw him last week and he said he was going to move to California to get into acting.

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