California man dies after shooting in Attleboro


ATTLEBORO, Mass. (WPRI) — Police confirmed Tuesday morning that one person has died following a shooting in an Attleboro neighborhood.

The victim was later identified as 34-year-old Thomas Pomare of Santa Barbara, California by the office of Bristol County District Attorney Thomas Quinn III.

Reports of shots fired came in around 11 p.m. Monday at 148 South Avenue (Route 123) and a caller told police someone had been shot. According to police, the caller said there were men who wanted marijuana that were inside the home.

Pomare was transported to Sturdy Memorial Hospital, where police said he later died.

It’s unclear at this time if Pomare lived at the home where the shooting took place.

Attleboro Police Chief Kyle Heagney said he did not believe the shooting was random and that the public was not in danger.

Heagney said violent crime is unusual in that neighborhood, though it is the second marijuana-related violent incident in the city in as many weeks. Police do not believe the incidents are connected.

Police arrested Christopher Johnson of Attleboro in connection with the murder. He is being charged with misleading a criminal investigation and will be arraigned Wednesday morning.

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