For Immediate Release - January 29, 2016

Armed Man Shot by Lynn Police

District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett gave the following statement concerning the police-involved shooting in Lynn today:

“At approximately 8:30 this morning, four Lynn Police officers went to 106 Bayview Avenue to execute five outstanding arrest warrants on Randolph McClain, 33, who was believed to be staying at that address.  Mr. McClain has been the subject of an ongoing investigation by the Lynn Police Domestic Violence Unit for multiple restraining order violations and threats.  He had reportedly threatened his ex-girlfriend and her family with a gun repeatedly over the last three weeks.  Lynn Police had made it a priority to locate him due to the escalating threats.

When Police arrived at 106 Bayview Avenue, a resident let them in, indicating he was present.  As officers were checking the second floor, they called to him.  He answered saying that he had a gun and would kill them.  Soon after, Mr. McClain was seen exiting a window on the 2nd floor onto a porch roof.  There, he pointed a gun at an officer and ran to the back of the house, jumped down to the ground and fled on foot.  Officers pursued him and saw him approach a vehicle turning onto Nichols Avenue and order the female driver out of the vehicle at gunpoint.   As officers approached the vehicle, he pointed his gun at them.  At that point, three officers fired their weapons at him.  They immediately approached the vehicle to render aid.  He was transported to Salem Hospital where he was pronounced dead.   

Investigators recovered a gun at the scene.  This matter remains under investigation by the Massachusetts State Police Detectives assigned to my office.  As soon as the investigation and the report is complete, it will be released to the public."