Group questions police role in shooting

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A citizens group is questioning whether the fatal shooting of an Ashland man by local police could have been avoided if officers used more restraint and tried harder to defuse the tense situation that led to the shooting July 2.

Andrew Stigliano, 27, was shot to death inside a house at 13 Metropolitan Ave. after he allegedly threatened Ashland police with a shotgun. Police were attempting to arrest Stigliano on a warrant.

At a press conference Wednesday, former selectman Jon Fetherston presented a list of questions about the shooting he said the Ashland Citizens Awareness Committee wants answered by selectmen and police.

But town offficials say that both the Middlesex district attorney’s office and police are investigating the shooting.

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