911 Call for Man with Facial Injuries Turns Out to be Man Shot in Head

On Tuesday, September 7, at approximately 16:30 hours, EMS responded to 538 Talbot Avenue for reports of a person suffering from facial injuries from an unkown cause. When EMTs arrived on scene they located a man who had been shot to the head and was in critical condition.

They immediately requested police to the scene. When Officers arrived they called for detectives full notes were called given the seriousness of the man’s injuries. At this time, it is unclear if the wound was self inflicted, and detectives are investigating.

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