AUBURN, Mass. (AP) — An armed New Hampshire man shot by Massachusetts police after he ignored repeated commands to put down his weapon has died.
Worcester District Attorney Joseph Early Jr. said Thursday that 59-year-old Joseph Loughery, of Dublin, New Hampshire, died at a hospital after he was shot Wednesday in a pickup truck at a gas station in Auburn.
Early says Loughery was holding a sawed-off .22-caliber rifle.
The officers were not injured.
A relative of Loughery had called Dublin police at about 11 a.m. Wednesday requesting a welfare check. The relative tracked Loughery’s vehicle to Auburn via a cellphone app.
Auburn police were notified to be on the lookout for the truck.
The officers involved were placed on administrative leave during the investigation.