Standoff ends in tragedy at Washington St. residence


One man was injured and another has been pronounced dead following a highly publicized domestic disturbance incident at a Washington Street residence on Tuesday, November 3.

The deceased man, who has since been identified by the Norfolk County District Attorney’s Office as Larry King Jr., 49, was reportedly involved in a standoff with police and was transported via Med-Flight to an area hospital with injuries that were believed to be self-inflicted. The other man, who has not been identified, suffered a non-life-threatening stab wound and was transported to Norwood Hospital for treatment.

A media release sent out early Tuesday morning by the Canton Police Department identified the two men as brothers.

Police initially responded to the residence around 2 a.m. after receiving reports that a person had been stabbed inside the home. The victim, along with a female occupant, were both safely evacuated; however, King, according to police, barricaded himself inside the home. Officers then established a perimeter around the residence, and both the Metro-LEC SWAT team and State Police Bomb Squad were contacted for assistance.

Deputy Police Chief Helena Rafferty said law enforcement negotiators tried repeatedly to make contact with King but were unsuccessful. After determining that he may have been suffering from self-inflicted wounds, the SWAT team then made entry, and King was subsequently transported to a Boston area hospital via Med-Flight with what Rafferty described as “very serious, life threatening injuries.”

“We would like to thank Metro-LEC and our partners at the Massachusetts State Police for their response and assistance at this incident,” the Canton police said in a statement. “We would also like to thank our partners in the media for their cooperation and patience as we worked this fluid scene. At this time, this is all the information we will be releasing regarding this situation.”

A portion of Washington Street — from Dedham Street to Randolph Street — remained closed during the incident but reopened shortly after 6 a.m.

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