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Plymouth Man in Police Involved Shooting Held

Contact: Beth Stone- (508) 584-8120

BROCKTON- The man in a police involved shooting in Plymouth on Thursday night has pleaded not guilty at his arraignment, Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz has announced.

Plymouth Police obtained criminal complaints charging Michael Walsh, (DOB: 8/14/81) with seven counts each of Aggravated Assault to Murder with a Firearm and Assault with a Dangerous Weapon, two counts of Destruction of Property Over $250 and one count each of Possession of a Firearm without an FID Card and Discharging a Firearm within 500 Feet of a Building.  At his arraignment at Massachusetts General Hospital, Walsh pleaded not guilty to the charges before Plymouth District Judge James Sullivan.  At the Commonwealth’s request, Judge Sullivan revoked bail on the defendant’s open cases in Plymouth and Wareham District Courts.

At approximately 6 pm on Thursday night, Plymouth Police received a 911 report for a domestic dispute at #622 Federal Furnace Road.  The female victim reported that her husband, Walsh, had been abusive and the victim had left the home with a minor family member.  As they drove away from the home, they reported to police that Walsh fired several shots at the car, striking it twice.  Once a safe distance away from home, the victim called 911.

Preliminary reports indicate that Plymouth Police arrived at the home and Walsh came out of the front door and fired one shot at police before retreating back inside.  Moments later, Walsh once again exited the front door firing several rounds at police.  Plymouth Police fired their weapons and struck Walsh.  Walsh was transported by medflight to Massachusetts General Hospital for treatment of his injuries.

As with all incidents in which police discharge a firearm, there is an ongoing review of the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Walsh is being held pending a dangerousness hearing scheduled on May 3.


April 27, 2018