Thursday, 4:30 PM
DA: Revere officer not killed by police bullet
By Shelley Murphy, Globe Staff
Revere police Officer Daniel Talbot was killed early Saturday during a shoot-out with a group of men in their late teens or early 20s and was not shot by a fellow officer.
Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley said today an autopsy revealed that the fatal bullet did not come from an officer's gun. Talbot and other off-duty officers were socializing outside Revere High School when there was a confrontation with the group of young men, he said.
"We are actively looking for them, that's why we are appealing to the public,'' said Conley, urging anyone with information about the unidentified shooter, who opened fire on the police officers shortly after 1:30 a.m., to contact State Police assigned to his office at 617-727-8817.
Talbot and his fellow officers were each carrying a department-issued .40-caliber Glock semi-automatic handgun, said Conley, adding that ballistics tests showed that the fatal bullet came from a different type of weapon.
Conley said State Police and Revere police are conducting interviews and examining evidence to try to determine what provoked the confrontation. He said police officers also fired their weapons during the encounter.
Talbot was a member of the antigang unit. Conley said it was unclear whether the men involved in the shoot-out were part of a gang.
"It was some sort of an encounter that I can't characterize,'' Conley said. "We're still trying to get the full details.''
He said investigators were reviewing footage from a surveillance camera that was mounted on Revere High School in an effort to identify the group involved in the confrontation with the officers.