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Framingham man shot in confrontation with police
By Anne Baker, Globe Correspondent
A Framingham man is in critical condition after he was shot in the chest by police during a confrontation at his home Wednesday night, authorities said.
The man, Michael Boyd, 24, was shot by police after he fired his shotgun and was repeatedly ordered to drop it, the Middlesex district attorney's office said in a statement.
Police responded to calls at about 10 p.m. from a woman who said she had been assaulted by her boyfriend, Boyd. After speaking to the woman, officers went to Boyd’s house on Coburn Street to arrest him, prosecutors said.
When they arrived, officers found Boyd inside his home with two young children. Officers said Boyd told them he was armed and was prepared to fire his gun. He then fired a single shot at an officer through a porch window. The officer shot back and missed, prosecutors said.
Boyd then aimed his gun at officers who had taken a position outside a different window. He was ordered twice to drop his weapon, and when he did not comply, one officer fired a single shot, which struck Boyd in the chest, prosecutors said.
He received initial medical treatment from the officers and was then taken by medical helicopter to a Boston hospital, where he is being treated.
Neither the children nor the officers were injured.
The district attorney’s office is investigating the incident to determine whether the officers were justified in shooting Boyd.
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