DA Investigates Deadly Shooting By Massachusetts State Police

Jul 6, 2013

A prosecutor’s office is investigating the police use of deadly force in the Franklin County Massachusetts town of Orange.

   A 25 year old man was killed and a 23 year old woman injuried in the shooting that occurred when a Massachusetts State Police tactical team  was executing a search warrant early Wednesday morning as part of a drug investigation.  According to state police, a man in the apartment, identified as 25 year old Corey Navarette  confronted the troopers with a gun and one or more troopers  shot him.  A state police spokesman said detectives had information Navarette might be armed. The Northwestern District Attorney will determine if the shooting was justified under the law.