FALL RIVER — Police are investigating after an officer-involved shooting left a Fall River man dead on Monday evening.

Bristol County District Attorney Thomas Quinn said that 30-year-old Anthony Harden was shot in a struggle after police came to his home to speak with him about a previous domestic violence incident.

Officers arrived at his Melville Street apartment just after 6 p.m. Monday, after speaking with the female victim on Lowell Street earlier that evening.

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According to Quinn, an altercation ensued and Harden was shot.

He was rushed to St. Anne's Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The district attorney said that a knife was found at the scene, although it is unclear if Harden was using it to threaten police.

Both officers involved were also taken to the hospital for a precautionary evaluation.

Police are investigating the incident, including interviewing witnesses.


No further information has been released.

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