District Attorney Rollins Promises Impartial Investigation in Police-Involved Shooting in Revere
Boston, August 4, 2019 — Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins has promised a thorough and impartial review of the August 4, 2019, fatal police-involved shooting in the City of Revere.
"I'm grateful that no bystanders or members of law enforcement were injured in this morning's police-involved shooting or the sequence of events that preceded it. However, I acknowledge that a family is grieving the loss of a loved one today,” District Attorney Rollins said. "I want to assure that family, the community, and members of law enforcement that there will be a transparent and impartial review of this encounter in order to provide the answers that they deserve.”
Suffolk prosecutors and State Police detectives assigned to the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office responded to the scene of the fatal shooting in the area of Washington Avenue at approximately 12:30 a.m. A preliminary investigation indicates that members of the Everett Police Department pursued a 32-year-old driver into the City of Revere, where the man suffered a gunshot wound in an encounter with Everett officers. The driver, who was a resident of Lynn, was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital, where he died of his injuries.
By statute, the Office of the District Attorney leads and controls all death investigations. District Attorney Rollins has appointed members of the State Police detective unit assigned to her office to conduct the investigation into today’s fatal shooting. Members of the Revere Police Department and additional State Police personnel responded to the scene to assist in the investigation.
"This remains a highly active investigation, and this Office is therefore limited in the level of detail that can be released at this time. I ask for peace in our community and the public's patience as we continue to investigate the facts and circumstances of this morning's fatal police-involved shooting."
Anyone who witnessed any portion of the incident is urged to contact the Suffolk County State Police Detective Unit at 617-727-8817.