TAUNTON — A Raynham man has been fatally shot in a homicide that took place in Taunton early Sunday morning, according to the Bristol County District Attorney's Office.

The office said 38-year-old Ross Copeland has died from an apparent gunshot wound after he was rushed to Morton Hospital at around 1:38 a.m. Sunday.

Taunton Police were sent to the corner of Mason and Myrtle streets just after 1:30 a.m. for a report of a man bleeding and in need of an ambulance.

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First responders arrived to find Copeland suffering from a gunshot wound and rushed him to the hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

State and Taunton police along with prosecutors are investigating the incident as a homicide, the D.A.'s office said.


The murder investigation is active and ongoing.

No further details have been released.

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