Armed suspect killed by Dartmouth Police

By: Dee DeQuattro



Massachusetts State Police and the District Attorney’s Office are currently investigating an officer involved shooting in Dartmouth.

The incident happened shortly after 11:30 p.m at 3 Ledgewood Blvd. Several shots were fired and the suspect was struck by police fire.

Police responded to a 911 call for a domestic dispute where a 25-year-old man, identified as Luis Roman of New Bedford, allegedly entered his girlfriend’s home and damaged her television and computer.

When police arrived Roman had fled the scene. While police were on scene, Roman called the victim’s father asking if the police were there. The father told him yes and Roman indicated that he would be returning to the apartment with a gun and ammunition stating he was not going back to jail.

When he arrived Police say he was ordered to exit the vehicle with his hands in the air. He started to exit but then went back into the vehicle. At this point Police say they approached his vehicle and saw Roman grab for one of two guns he had. At that point Roman fired two shot and police fired back hitting Roman.

Roman was transported to St. Luke’s Hospital where he later died from his injuries.

The District Attorney’s Office says the matter is in the preliminary phases but once it is complete a report will be released on the matter.

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