BOSTON (AP) – Police officers fatally shot a 40-year-old Boston man who allegedly threatened them with a gun during an early morning confrontation Sunday.

The man, whose name was not released, was driving in the city’s Roxbury section at around 3:30 a.m. when officers stopped him for a traffic offense, police said. The man allegedly got out of the car and had a confrontation with the officers before he fled across the street.

As officers chased him, the man threatened them with a gun, said police spokeswoman Beverly Ford. Two officers then shot him in the upper torso several times, Ford said.

He was pronounced dead at Boston Medical Center.

A .40 caliber gun was recovered at the scene, and crack cocaine was recovered from the man at the hospital. A police press release said the man was “known to police and has a long criminal history,” and was currently on parole.

Man pleads innocent

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) – A 45-year-old former Rutland Town man was being held on $100,000 bail after pleading innocent to three counts of aggravated sexual assault on a teenage girl.

Police say Charles Davis, whose current address is listed as “unknown,” began assaulting the girl two years ago, when she was 13.

Vermont State Police were prepared to arrest Davis for the assaults last October, but Davis left the county soon after he was confronted by the girl’s mother, according to court documents.

Police were unable to locate him until Friday, when he was brought to court on an arrest warrant.

Police started looking for Davis after interviewing the alleged victim and her mother in September.

The alleged victim, now 15, told police that Davis first assaulted her when she was 13 and continued the abuse her several times a month for more than a year.

to a court affidavit filed by Trooper Samuel Capogrossi.

The girl told police that Davis “was very controlling and would put her on a guilt trip concerning the sexual encounters,” the affidavit said.


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