Man dies after standoff with police in Norton

–Jessica Rinaldi / The Boston Globe

A man who exchanged gunfire with police at a Norton home late Saturday night was found dead from an apparent gunshot wound when police later entered the residence, according to police.

Police said after the initial exchange, they heard a single round fired inside the home.

The Bristol County District Attorney’s office has identified the man as 48-year-old Kevin Murray of Norton, according to The Boston Globe.

An autopsy by the state medical examiner’s office to determine the cause and manner of Murray’s death is scheduled for Monday, police said.

Police responded to the Azalea Road home at about 10:30 p.m. after an individual fled the residence yelling for help after a “violent encounter,’’ according to police. Police said they also received information that the man in the home was attempting to gain access to a safe that had a handgun and he was alone.


When police arrived on scene, the man allegedly fired five rounds through an entry door with a window, and officers immediately returned fire, before hearing the single shot.

No officers were injured in the altercation.

Police entered the home with the help of a robot from the state police bomb squad.

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