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Trooper Fatally Shoots Man in Quincy

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QUINCY, Mass. (AP) — State police say a 41-year-old New Bedford man has been shot and killed by a veteran state trooper responding to a report of an erratic driver.

Police identified the man as Wilfredo Justiniano, Jr.

State police commander Col. Timothy Alben said a concerned woman called Milton police just before 8 a.m. Friday to report an erratic driver who may have been having a medical emergency on Route 28 in Quincy.

Milton police transferred the call to state police, who sent a 25-year veteran.

Alben says the trooper and the man were involved in a “violent confrontation” in which the man was shot. Alben didn’t say whether the man was armed.

State police and the Norfolk district attorney’s office are investigating.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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