Man Who Shot at Wife and Plymouth Police Facing Multiple Charges
BROCKTON — The man in a police involved shooting in Plymouth has been indicted, Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz announced on Wednesday.
In a statement, Cruz says that 37-year-old Michael Walsh was indicted on multiple firearm and assault charges by a Plymouth County Grand Jury on Tuesday for allegedly shooting at his wife and then at five responding police officers back in April.
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, 37-year-old Michael Walsh, had been abusive and the victim had left the home with a minor family member.
As the victim and minor drove away from the home, they reported to police that Walsh had 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 med-flight to Massachusetts General Hospital for treatment of his injuries.
Late Tuesday afternoon, 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.
--Plymouth County District Attorney's Office--