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Lynn man fatally shot by Everett police during chase into Revere

Broken auto glass and crushed shrubbery were visible Sunday on Washington Avenue in Revere, where the police chase came to its fatal end. Jeremy C. Fox for The Boston Globe

REVERE — A 32-year-old Lynn man was fatally shot by Everett police early Sunday morning after a chase into Revere, authorities said.

The man, who was identified as Oscar D. Ventura-Gonzalez, was shot about 12:30 a.m. outside 375 Washington Ave., near the intersection with Sargent Street, State Police spokesman David Procopio said in a statement.

He was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital, where he died of his injuries, according to a separate statement from Suffolk District Attorney Rachael Rollins.

Rollins, who will oversee the State Police investigation into the shooting, pledged to conduct “a thorough and impartial review.”

“I’m grateful that no bystanders or members of law enforcement were injured in this morning’s police-involved shooting or the sequence of events that preceded it. However, I acknowledge that a family is grieving the loss of a loved one today,” Rollins said in the statement.


“I want to assure that family, the community, and members of law enforcement that there will be a transparent and impartial review of this encounter in order to provide the answers that they deserve.”

Rollins urged any witnesses to contact the Suffolk County State Police Detective Unit at 617-727-8817.

At the site of the shooting on Sunday afternoon, broken chunks of auto glass were strewn across the sidewalk and part of the adjacent roadway, and shrubbery at the edge of a front yard was broken, flattened, and torn.

Scrape marks and stains across the sidewalk’s surface appeared to show a vehicle’s path.

Julian Aguilar, 17, lives a few doors away. He was awakened early Sunday by noise from outside, he said.

“I woke up because I thought someone had [hit] my car,” he said, explaining that drivers often speed down Washington Avenue, which runs along the borders of Everett, Revere, and Chelsea. “I didn’t expect anyone to be shooting. I thought it was just a traffic thing.”


Aguilar said he could only be sure he heard one gunshot, though his brother believed he had heard three, he said.

Stepping to his window, concerned that bullets might still be flying, Aguilar peered out and saw a police officer who appeared to be upset and was surrounded by other officers.

“He was all scared, all shook, and they were holding him,” Aguilar said.

The teen expressed surprise at the sudden violence so close to home, but he said it didn’t make him concerned about his safety.

“You don’t really expect that in Revere, but things have been getting crazy,” he said.

Just last month, 35-year-old John Brooks was fatally shot during an argument in the Centennial Avenue neighborhood, and during Friday afternoon’s rush hour, an unidentified man was critically injured in a shooting on Route 1A outside the old Wonderland Ballroom.

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