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September 6, 2013

DA denies public record request on shooting

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The district attorney’s office has said it will make the information public in the future, as part of a “complete report,” after its investigation is completed.

Police were called to Kehoe’s apartment on a report of an assault and were also trying to serve warrants when Kehoe made repeated attempts to stab them with a knife, according the district attorney’s earlier press release. When he lunged at them, he was shot and killed.

Kehoe, who was a longtime Peabody resident before moving to Danvers, had struggled for years with mental illness and substance abuse, a family friend confirmed. He had had prior scrapes with the law and most recently was charged with kidnapping and home invasion in South Boston and resisting arrest in Danvers.

Staff writer Jonathan Phelps can be reached at 978-338-2527 or by email at jphelps@salemnews.com. Follow him on Twitter at JPhelps_SN.

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