DA: Shooting outside Lynn, Mass. City Hall

Oct 7, 2010 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: WCSH-TV Portland

Authorities say there has been a shooting outside of Lynn City Hall. A spokeswoman for the Essex district attorney's office confirmed there was a shooting on Thursday morning, but had no other details.

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Oct 7, 2010
 
The police and Essex legal public relations people have been quoted updating this item. They say a guy grabbed a cop from behind in front of city hall, took his gun in a three-way struggle and bumped himself off.

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2010/10/07/us...
The West Newton Kid

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Yep.....the police already have their own VERY convenient version of this story: A man is attacking a cop; and then decides to grab the cop's gun and kill himself.

The story goes that witnesses could not say who pulled the trigger. And, the story goes that witnesses say that as the two men parted; the cop had the gun in his hand.....

It sounds PRETTY DARN FISHY to me. But, Massachusetts does not appear to ever entertain the thought that a cop could ever be guilty of an unjustified murder.....
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I really am surprised that people jump to conclusions without knowing the whole story....the man attacked the officier, grabbed the gun and shot himself.....in a very busy intersection right out front of city hall, with all kinds of witnesses, alot of traffic and alot of innocent people walking. The man (god have mercy on his soul and now he is resting and happy i hope) just lost it. The officer and phone workers did the best they could in a terrible situation. They are the ones that have to live with what this man did....they will never get answers as to why he did it. Alot of people have to live with the memories of the horrible scene seconds after it happened, myself included. Please just pray for all involved and don't judge until you know what happened.
The West Newton Kid wrote:
Yep.....the police already have their own VERY convenient version of this story: A man is attacking a cop; and then decides to grab the cop's gun and kill himself.
The story goes that witnesses could not say who pulled the trigger. And, the story goes that witnesses say that as the two men parted; the cop had the gun in his hand.....
It sounds PRETTY DARN FISHY to me. But, Massachusetts does not appear to ever entertain the thought that a cop could ever be guilty of an unjustified murder.....
tha victims sis

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It is funny hw people r talkin and don't know the whole story. Lynn police hve been harrassing the gastons as far as I can remember. We all know that the police r gangs with badges. They r covering their tracks but know that we getting a lawyer 2 investigate the shooting. Let it be known that my brother marc gaston did not kill himself. And tell me one thing hw is that a police officer of 16 17yrs allow a civilian to get his gun.......
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Plse if there is anyone out there that heard the conversation between the police officer and my brother plse come foward. We cannot let these police officers 2 keep getting away with doing whatever they want to do with no consequences. Also on his death certificate the cause of death is still under investigation. Yesterday it was my brother 2morrow it can be your love one.......
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tha victims sis wrote:
It is funny hw people r talkin and don't know the whole story. Lynn police hve been harrassing the gastons as far as I can remember. We all know that the police r gangs with badges. They r covering their tracks but know that we getting a lawyer 2 investigate the shooting. Let it be known that my brother marc gaston did not kill himself. And tell me one thing hw is that a police officer of 16 17yrs allow a civilian to get his gun.......
What I do NOT understand is why would the Lynn police target your family "GASTONS" for years now? What is their motivation? You act like the police dislike you for some reason? Hmmmmmm..... Also, you make a good point about there always being 2 sides to every story. So, what would be the reason your brother and the police officer had words that turned very deadly? It does not add up. You asked how a police officer lets a civilian get his gun? Answer us why was your brother going for the cops gun in the 1st place if he did not have a death wish?
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tha victims sis wrote:
Plse if there is anyone out there that heard the conversation between the police officer and my brother plse come foward. We cannot let these police officers 2 keep getting away with doing whatever they want to do with no consequences. Also on his death certificate the cause of death is still under investigation. Yesterday it was my brother 2morrow it can be your love one.......
Wouldn't there be cameras in Market Square that would have caught some of this on tape? What about that pawn shop across from City Hall dont tell me they dont have good surveillance or that the city cannot provide you with any surveillance photos at that time? Just a thought if you need proof.
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The police was always after my the two middle brothers. And since they could never get any charges against those 2 brothers, those bastards went after my other siblings. And he didn't go for the officers gun the gun was pulled on him while fighting with the officer and then shot in the head. And if they r not tryin to hide something why r they makin it so difficult for our lawyers and my family 2 get the medical results back...Hmmmmmmmmmmmm.......... even my 12yr old sis was a target. The police themselves r gangs with badages. Next time it could b u or ur loved one
tha victims sis

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We hve already been down that road. Everyone either didn't hve a camera or their camera wasn't, conviently not workin or it wasn't on BULL SH..... not even city hall had their camers. Now tell me that they r not trying to hide something.
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Wouldn't there be cameras in Market Square that would have caught some of this on tape? What about that pawn shop across from City Hall dont tell me they dont have good surveillance or that the city cannot provide you with any surveillance photos at that time? Just a thought if you need proof.
English Teacher

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Mar 15, 2013
 
You are a genuis. Not really.
John Doe

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Dec 2, 2013
 
Your family now knows the truth. Any more comments?

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