SEEKONK, Mass. (WPRI) — The Bristol County District Attorney’s office is investigating a police-involved shooting in Seekonk that left the suspect dead.
A preliminary investigation says around 6:40 a.m. Sunday, police were notified that a local business on Route 6 had been broken into, according to a release from the DA’s office.
While on scene officers found the male suspect in the parking lot of another business on Route 6 before he fled in a black Honda heading east.
When the suspect approached the intersection of School Street, he lost control of the car, hit a curb, and rolled onto its passenger side off of the road, the DA’s office said.
Two Seekonk officers arrived at the crash and that’s when the DA’s office says the suspect opened fire on them with a 7.62-millimeter AK-47 model rifle. Officers then returned fire.
The DA’s office says officers then took up a defensive position and called for assistance from the SWAT Team.
When the SWAT Team determined the suspect no longer posed a threat, emergency responders cut open the roof of the suspect’s car. He was found dead inside the vehicle.
Officials are not yet releasing the identity of the suspect, or the cause of death.
The incident is still under investigation.