Taunton man is shot by Plymouth police after allegedly refusing to drop gun
Plymouth police shot a Taunton man Sunday night after he allegedly refused to drop a gun when police stopped the vehicle he was in, prosecutors said today.
Trevor Wood, 21, was taken by helicopter to a Boston hospital with injuries that were not considered life-threatening. He faces two counts of assault with intent to murder. No arraignment date has been set in the case, Plymouth District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz’s office said in a statement.
Shortly after 8 p.m. Sunday, police stopped a 2006 Ford van at the corner of Forest Avenue and Court Street in Plymouth after reports that several people had been carrying guns nearby, according to Cruz’s office.
Wood, who was sitting in the back of the van, allegedly exited the vehicle wearing a bandana over his face and carrying a handgun. Police allegedly told Wood to put the gun down. When he did not, an officer shot him, according to Cruz’s office.
Assistant District Attorney Bridget Norton Middleton, a spokeswoman for Cruz, released no further details. The Plymouth police referred all questions to Cruz’s office.
Cruz also faces a charge of unlawful possession of a firearm, according to Cruz’s office.
State Police are investigating the shooting.Todd Feathers can be reached at email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter @ToddFeathers.