The Essex County District Attorney's office said Friday afternoon that the man shot by Danvers police officers in an incident Thursday night has died.
A press statement from DA spokesperson Carrie Kimball-Monahan said the man -- Scott Kehoe, 37, of 5113 Kirkbride Dr., Danvers -- was shot in an armed confrontation with officers and was pronounced dead at Beverly Hospital on Thursday.
According to authorities, Danvers officers responded to a report of an assault at the Avalon apartment complex where Kehoe lived shortly before 10 p.m. While investigating the incident and attempting to serve outstanding trial court warrants, five officers and a state trooper were confronted by Kehoe, who was armed with a knife.
Police said earlier Friday morning they determined a robbery had occurred and officers had discovered multiple warrants out for the suspect (Kehoe).
The DA's office says the preliminary evidence suggests Kehoe approached the officers and "made repeated attempts to stab [them]." The officers, in turn, repeatedly told Kehoe to drop the knife.
The statement says "Kehoe eluded capture and lunged toward an officer." It was at that point that officers opened fire on him.
The officers, along with firefighters who responded to the scene, immediately provided medical treatment to Kehoe and he was taken to Beverly Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The DA's office says the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy and a "thorough and impartial review" of the incident will be conducted, which is a standard procedure in any instance of fatal force in Essex County.
“The community can count on a thorough investigation by our office,” said DA Jonathan Blodgett. “In all cases of use of fatal force, transparency is critical. As we have in prior investigations of police-involved shootings, community stakeholders and members of the media will have the opportunity to review our written findings when the probe is complete.”