Milford police officer shoots, kills pipe-wielding suspect, officials say

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A suspect was shot and killed by a Milford police officer Sunday night time after he wielded a steel pipe and charged at police, based on the Worcester County District Attorney’s workplace.

The officer, whose identification was not launched, responded round 8:30 p.m. to a reported disturbance within the Glines Avenue neighborhood that prosecutors say was brought on by Philip Castonguay III, 39, of 32 Glines Ave.

“Castonguay was wielding a metal pipe and charged at the arriving officer,” the district legal professional’s workplace mentioned in a press release Monday. “The responding officer shot Castonguay.”

Castonguay was dropped at Milford Regional Medical Center the place he was pronounced lifeless, officers mentioned. The officer was additionally dropped at the hospital per division coverage, however was unhurt, based on prosecutors.

The officer was positioned on administrative depart, according to division coverage, officers mentioned.

The incident stays underneath investigation.