03/10/2014

Mass. police shoot man pointing pellet gun

The suspect called police, telling them his location and reporting that he was armed before hanging up

By Jeremy Fox
Boston Globe

HINGHAM, Mass. — A Hingham man was in critical condition but expected to live after being shot twice by a police officer early Sunday morning, the Plymouth district attorney said Sunday evening.

Brian Middendorf, 33, allegedly pointed a black pellet gun resembling a semiautomatic weapon at Hingham police officers, prompting an officer to shoot, according to a statement from District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz.

A person who said he was Middendorf called Hingham police just before 1:45 a.m. Sunday, telling them he was on Beal Street in Hingham with a handgun and then hung up, Cruz said.

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