For Immediate Release - October 18, 2006

Eastham Shooting

Cape & Islands District Attorney Michael O'Keefe and Eastham Police Chief Richard Hedlund announced today that subsequent to the shooting at the Eastham Police Station, that the Eastham Police Dept. received information from an uncle of the suspect who was relaying information from the mother of the suspect who lives in Maine. She told her brother that she had been in cellular telephone contact with the suspect, David G. Hill, age 23 of Samoset Road, Eastham. During several phone calls, information was obtained by police that the suspect had made a number of statements concerning killing himself, police and taking someone hostage.

The suspect was confronted by police officers, one from Truro and one from Orleans, who were assisting Eastham Police Department, at a location near a wooded area off Samoset Road and Herring Brook Road, about one mile from the police station. He was armed with a semi-automatic .40 cal. handgun and wearing a bullet-proof vest. He was shot by police during that confrontation. He died as a result of his wounds at Cape Cod Hospital at 12:43 a.m. this morning approximately one hour after he was shot.

Recovered from his person were the loaded and cocked handgun and 34 additional rounds of ammunition.

The circumstances of the shooting remain under investigation by State Police Detectives assigned to the District Attorney's Office.

An autopsy of the suspect will take place in Boston today at the office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

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