TAUNTON — Chief Edward J. Walsh would like to update the public on an incident in which Taunton Police responded to a report of a disturbance with a subject barricaded inside a home on Grant Street.
After several hours of attempting to communicate with the barricaded subject, Taunton Police and their law enforcement partners made entry into the home at approximately 8 p.m. and discovered the subject deceased.
Investigators from Massachusetts State Police Detective Unit attached to the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office were called in to investigate the death. Taunton Police are not releasing the identity of the subject at this time.
The incident began at approximately 2:20 p.m., when Taunton Police responded to a home on Grant Street for a report of a disturbance. When officers arrived on the scene, the suspect barricaded themself inside the home. Officers on scene were made aware that there was an unsecured firearm inside the home.
Taunton Police requested mutual aid support through the Southeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council (SEMLEC), and attempted to communicate with the subject in an effort to reach a peaceful resolution.
No further information is available at this time. Any additional media inquires should be directed to the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office.