No officers were hurt in the incident and it was unclear what led to or provoked officers into opening fire. Officers were responding to a report of an assault at the apartment complex around 10 p.m.
Police did not divulge much information Thursday night, according to various news reports. No names were released.
In addition to Danvers, Topsfield police and state police detectives were on the scene. According to reports, officers were still conducting their investigation Friday morning around 5 a.m.
"At this time we're not releasing any more information… Other then there was a police shooting that is being investigated by the Danvers Police Department along with the District Attorney's Office and also the state police assigned to the DA's office," Ouellette said Thursday night, reports NECN.
He said there would be more information available in the morning.