Police: Fall River man shot in confrontation with trooper in Brockton

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BOSTON (WPRI) — A Fall River man remains hospitalized after he was shot by a trooper in Brockton, according to Massachusetts State Police.

Police said preliminary information suggests the trooper fired his gun around 9 a.m. Saturday during a confrontation with the suspect.

Spokesman for the Massachusetts State Police Dave Procopio said Claude Brown-Madison, 25, was hit in the lower body and taken to Boston Medical Center with injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening. He remains hospitalized under Massachusetts State Police guard.

Procopio said the trooper was evaluated at Good Samaritan Hospital and released. He has been placed on five days of standard administrative leave, according to Procopio.

Brown-Madison is currently charged with armed assault with intent to murder, assault by means of a dangerous weapon, committing a firearm violation while having a record that includes at least three prior violent or drug crimes, unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of a firearm and/or ammunition without an FID card.

He’s expected to be arraigned as soon as doctors determine he is medically able.

Meanwhile, the facts and circumstances that led to the trooper’s confrontation with the suspect remain part of an ongoing investigation, according to Procopio.

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