New Bedford teen shot after Police say he stabbed a Detective

A New Bedford teen is dead after an altercation with a policeman.

Fifteen year-old Malcolm Gracia was shot and killed police say, they opened fire on Gracia when he attacked and stabbed detective Tyson Barnes with a hunting knife.

Barnes was patrolling the Temple landing development on Kempton and cedar streets in new Bedford Thursday night- when witnesses say , the detective approached a group of people.

Detective Barnes is recovering and in stable condition

Lenny Spinner has lived in the complex for four years and says he knows Garcia and watched him play basketball across the street all the time, he says he can't understand how this tragedy happened.The family is waiting for the police to complete it's investigation of the shooting before making any comments.