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.

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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.