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Mass. Cops Fatally Shoot Teen Who Stabbed Detective

May 21, 2012  | 

New Bedford (Mass.) Police officers fired two fatal volleys at a 15-year-old who attacked and stabbed a detective, authorities said during a Friday press conference covered by South Coast Today.

Shortly after 8:40 p.m. Thursday, New Bedford PD's Detective Tyson Barnes, 34, and a second officer encountered Malcolm Gracia and another male in the Temple Landing housing development.

After Gracia stabbed detective Barnes multiple times, Gracia was shot several times by officers and fell to the ground. Gracia got up, ignored commands to drop the knife, and was hit by a second volley of rounds from officers.

Read the full South Coast Today story.

Tags: Deadly Force, Assaults on Officers, Detectives, New Bedford (Mass.) PD, Officer Involved Shootings


Comments (3)

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STEVE GAINES @ 5/21/2012 6:09 PM

He WONT do that again!!!! My prayers are with all of the officers involved.

JimA @ 5/21/2012 9:58 PM

Thugs are thugs, whether age 9 or 90. But I do strongly wonder what drives a 15 year old to arm himself with a knife and attack the police. How bad is life that one would do that? There is more to this story, but the cause of this incident is not the cops involved. Prayers for the officers are in order. Also the family members of the kid.

Jim A

Jim A

Bob@Az. @ 5/25/2012 11:23 PM

JimA, Probably has alot to do with the way he was raised. I don't see a discription of the 15 year old but I have a feeling he wasn't small & skinny, as it states he was hit several times and still got back up. Like I was told years (decades?) ago, your just as dead if the perp is 10 or 100. I sure hope Det.Barnes is back on the job soon.

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