Suspect Injured in Shooting by Easton Police Identified
The Bristol County District Attorney's Office has identified the man injured by an Easton Police officer in a shooting on Friday night as 34-year-old Dwayne Gervais of Easton.
State police assigned to the D.A.'s office continue to investigate the non-fatal police shooting that took place before midnight on Friday, Oct. 28.
D.A.'s office spokesman Gregg Miliote said 911 dispatchers received a call from a woman at around 11:41 p.m. Friday reporting a domestic disturbance at a Central Street home.
According to Miliote, the victim told police she was having an argument with Gervais, her live-in boyfriend, when she locked herself in her bedroom to get away from him.
At that point, she said, Gervais broke down the door and then allegedly went downstairs to get a knife.
Police arrived to find what they called a "potentially lethal situation" in which a man was allegedly holding a knife, leading them to draw their guns.
Authorities said one of the officers intervened and fired his weapon, hitting Gervais.
The victim was also slightly injured when the bullet grazed her, according to police and the D.A.'s office.
Officers gave aid while paramedics responded and took the victims to local hospitals.
Gervais is being charged at this time with assault with a dangerous weapon and assault on a family or household member, Miliote stated.
He remains hospitalized and is being held in custody pending his arraignment, which the D.A.'s office spokesperson said could take place Monday afternoon via Zoom from the hospital.
The victim was treated for a minor injury and released soon afterwards, according to Miliote.