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August 24, 2013

Danvers man fatally shot

Police: Troubled resident came at officers with knife

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Kehoe had missed a court hearing on Aug. 2 in Boston Municipal Court in South Boston and then failed to appear on Aug. 8 for a hearing in the Danvers case.

Kehoe had lived at the Avalon Danvers apartments since at least 2011, when the first of what would be three eviction proceedings were launched against him. The first two were settled and he was able to continue living there.

Housing Court records show that Avalon went to court on Aug. 12 to again begin eviction proceedings.

A private security officer barred reporters from entering the grounds of the complex yesterday.

Several residents, reached by phone, said they heard nothing of the shooting until yesterday morning.

“I had no idea anything was going on until I came back from shopping and a cop asked if I lived here,” said Carmine Pucillo, 87. Pucillo said the complex does not normally have private security.

Another resident, Sharon Labastie, said she had called the leasing office to try to find out what was happening but was told they would not release any information.

Police and the district attorney’s office released a statement at mid-morning saying that the incident was not random and there was no risk to the public’s safety.

Courts reporter Julie Manganis can be reached at 978-338-2521, via email at jmanganis@salemnews.com or on Twitter @SNJulieManganis.

 

 

 

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