Man shot, killed in Franklin early Thursday morning

October 29, 2020 GMT

FRANKLIN, Mass. (AP) — A 26-year-old man was fatally shot in Franklin early Thursday morning, the town’s first homicide in more than 20 years, authorities said.

Officers responding to a 911 call at about 12:45 a.m. found the victim with a gunshot wound to the chest at a home in town, according to a statement from the office of Norfolk District Attorney Michael Morrissey.

Police officers and firefighters provided first aid to the man on the scene, before he was taken to Milford Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 1:50 a.m., according to the statement.

He was identified by authorities as DeAndre Akeem Scott, of Attleboro.


“This was not a random act. The parties appear to be known to each other,” Morrissey said.

No arrests were announced.

“This is the first incident of this type in Franklin since 1997,” police Chief Thomas Lynch said. He said there is no threat to the public.