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Matthew M. Clancy, Police Chief:
At approximately 1:15am Sunday, a 33 year old Marshfield man was traveling along Tremont Street in Duxbury near the Town Hall when he was shot by a passing vehicle. The man, who was shot in the abdomen, drove himself to the nearby Duxbury Fire Station for help. Some twenty minutes later while Duxbury and Kingston Police officer were investigating the first shooting a suspicions vehicle was observed in the area.
A Duxbury unit attempted to make contact with the vehicle as it fled the area, speeding onto Tobey Garden’s Street. For a short time the officer lost visual on the vehicle, a Chevy Impala bearing a temporary Maine registration tag, but reencountered it seconds later in the 100 block of Tobey Gardens as it was now stopped in front of a home there. As the officer approached the vehicle a resident quickly approach stating he was just shot by the occupant of the vehicle. The vehicle again tried to flee the area but was blocked in the Duxbury Police cruiser. As the officer attempted to arrest the man he came at the officer with a hunting knife and was subdued by the officer using an electronic control weapon (Taser). A Kingston Police officer arrived as backup and assisted with the arrest.
Inside the man’s car police recovered a shot gun believed to be used in both shootings. The resident of Tobey Garden’s Street who was shot was letting his dog out when the man pulled in front of the home and shot him seconds before the first Duxbury cruiser arrived. Both gunshot victims were transported by the Duxbury Fire Department to a Plymouth Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The officers were not injured during the arrest. At this early point in the investigation the shootings appear completely random.
The suspect is identified as Lucas McPherson (25 years of age) with a last known address in Mapleton Maine. He will be arraigned Monday at Plymouth District Court. Duxbury Police requested the assistance of Kingston police officers at the scenes of the two shootings as well as the Mass State Police. MSP Detectives and Crime Scene technicians responded and are working with Duxbury Police Detectives on the incident.