Police shootings database

2013 (June — present)

Since June, police in Massachusetts have discharged their firearms in at least 19 incidents. In 16 of the shooting incidents, police hit one person with gunfire. In two shooting incidents, police hit two people. In one shooting incident, police missed the person they were shooting at and no one was hurt. Of the 20 people who have been shot, 9 died as a result of their injuries.

Fatal shootings

Date Department Location Victim Source
June 2 Boston Police Department Boston, MA Ross Baptista The Boston Globe
June 14 Massachusetts State Police Quincy, MA Wilfredo Justiniano Jr. WCVB/NewsCenter 5
July 2 Ashland Police Department Ashland, MA Andrew Stigliano The MetroWest Daily News
July 3 Massachusetts State Police Orange, MA Corey J. Navarrete The Republican
August 7 Boston Police Department Boston, MA Roudy Hendricks The Boston Globe
August 11 Massachusetts State Police Chicopee, MA Wayne Edwards II The Boston Globe, Associated Press
August 23 Massachusetts State Police, Danvers Police Department Danvers, MA Scott Kehoe Wicked Local
September 5 Lynn Police Department Lynn, MA Denis Reynoso The Boston Globe
September 23 Massachusetts State Police, Brockton Police Department East Bridgewater, MA Jeffrey P. Watts The Boston Globe

Non-fatal shootings

Date Department Location Victim Source
June 14 Massachusetts State Police, Boston Police Department Boston, MA Kenneth Connelly The Boston Globe
June 23 Plymouth Police Department Plymouth, MA Trevor D. Wood The Patriot Ledger
July 16 Boston Police Department Boston, MA Paul Eric Louis-Jeune The Boston Globe
July 29 Springfield Police Department Springfield, MA Nicholas Montel The Republican
July 31 Middlesex Sheriff’s Office Boston, MA Raymond Wallace The Boston Globe
August 16 Boston Police Department Boston, MA Anthony Toombs* The Boston Globe
August 28 Springfield Police Department Springfield, MA Heriberto Eddie Hernandez The Republican
September 9 Saugus Police Department Saugus, MA Jonathan Colleran & Female Boston.com
October 11 Massachusetts State Police Medford, MA Stephen Cabrera & 2nd Male WCVB/NewsCenter 5
October 29 Barnstable Police Department Barnstable, MA Scott Jean Cape Cod Times

*: Toombs was shot at, but was not hit.

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