For Immediate Release - October 01, 2008

Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy Cruz handle the investigation surrounding a shooting incident on September 29, 2008


Yesterday, District Attorney Michael O'Keefe requested that Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy Cruz handle the investigation surrounding a shooting incident which occurred on September 29, 2008, in Harwich.

Marcus Miranda was shot by a police officer and charged with offenses related to a domestic disturbance.

It was learned yesterday during the course of the investigation that a long-standing employee of the District Attorney's office is the sister of Mr. Miranda's mother. Because of the seriousness of the incident and the relationship mentioned above, District Attorney O'Keefe requested a special prosecutor be appointed by District Attorney Cruz to avoid the appearance of a conflict.

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