Man Shot and Killed by Police in Winchester Apartment

The Middlesex County District Attorney's Office says a police officer who responded to the Parkview Apartments in Winchester, Massachusetts, shot a resident to death

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A man was shot to death Monday night by police officers in an apartment in Winchester, Massachusetts, authorities said.

A security guard at the Parkview Apartments on Swanton Street called 911 after a 35-year-old male resident reported an issue in his unit, according to the office of Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan. Three officers with the Winchester Police Department responded just before 8:15 p.m.

When police arrived at the unit, they heard noises coming from inside and went in to find the man holding two knives, Ryan's office said.

According to prosecutors, police told the man to drop the knives and used a Taser twice, but could not subdue him.

"When the man reportedly continued to approach the officers, while still in possession of the knives, a Winchester Police Officer fired his service weapon striking the man," prosecutors said in a statement.

The man was taken to a hospital, where he later died, according to the prosecutors.

He was identified by Ryan's office Tuesday afternoon as Thomas Celona, a 35-year-old resident of the apartment complex.

Prosecutors noted that there were no signs of forced entry in the apartment, but authorities did not specify what type of incident the man had reported to the security guard.

The three officers involved in the incident were also taken to a hospital as a precaution. They will be placed on paid administrative leave, Ryan's office said.

The DA's office and state police are investigating the shooting.

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