EASTHAM, Mass. – A man suspected of shooting up the front of the Eastham police station was fatally wounded in a confrontation with officers hours later in a wooded area in this Cape Cod community, police said Wednesday.
Chief Richard Hedlund said no one was injured when someone fired at least four shots into the front entrance of the police facility about 8:20 p.m. Tuesday.
Relying on information from family members, police tracked down suspect David Hill, 23, of Eastham, who was confronted by officers about a mile from the police station, according to Cape and Islands District Attorney Michael O’Keefe.
Hill, who was armed with a semiautomatic .40-caliber handgun and wearing a bulletproof vest, was fatally wounded in the confrontation with officers, O’Keefe said.
Police had information from the suspect’s mother in Maine through her brother that “the suspect had made a number of statements concerning killing himself, police and taking some hostages,” he said.