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Plymouth Man in Police Involved Shooting Indicted

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Contact: Beth Stone


BROCKTON – The man in a police involved shooting in Plymouth has been indicted, Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz has announced.

At 6:11 pm on April 26, 2018, Plymouth Police received a 911 report for a domestic dispute at #622 Federal Furnace Road. The female victim reported that her husband, Michael Walsh (DOB: 08/14/81), 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. An investigation found that when Plymouth Police arrived at the home, 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 the initial five responding police officers, some of which struck police vehicles. Plymouth Police fired their weapons and struck Walsh as he ran around in the front yard. Walsh fell to the ground and police administered first aid before Walsh was transported by medflight to Massachusetts General Hospital for treatment of his injuries. Late yesterday, a Plymouth County Grand Jury returned indictments against Walsh, charging him with seven counts each of Armed Assault to Murder and Assault with a Dangerous Weapon, two counts of Destruction of Property Over $1,200, and one count each of Possession of a Firearm without an FID Card and Discharging a Firearm within 500 feet of a Building.

Walsh will be arraigned on the charges in Superior Court at a later date.

The case was investigated by State Police assigned to the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office.

July 11, 2018