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Man dies Friday night after being shot by police in Brockton

A man who was shot by police in Brockton on Friday afternoon died that night, the Plymouth district attorney’s office said Sunday.

Christopher Calabro, 25, was shot after he brandished a knife at officers near 209 Court St. at about 12:19 p.m., the Plymouth district attorney’s office said in a statement.

He was taken first to Good Samaritan Hospital in Brockton and then to Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, where he was pronounced dead at about 8:14 p.m.

Two officers arrived at the scene Friday afternoon on Court Street, a busy road in a residential neighborhood of three-deckers, in separate cruisers and found Calabro holding a knife, Plymouth District Attorney Timothy Cruz said in a statement Friday

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“Preliminary investigation shows he was coming at one of officers with a knife,” Cruz said. He added that the man had lived on the street for several years and there are “potentially mental health issues involved.”

Cruz said he did not know whether police had previous encounters with the man.

A 2016 Globe Spotlight investigation found nearly half of people killed by Massachusetts police over the previous 11 years were suicidal, mentally ill, or showed clear signs of crisis.

The incident remains under investigation, according to the statement. Officials are looking into whether the shooting was justified in an independent review, as is the usual procedure.


Adam Sennott can be reached at adam.sennott@globe.com