- Associated Press - Friday, May 20, 2016

METHUEN, Mass. (AP) - A 36-year-old robbery suspect shot by Methuen police when he allegedly charged at them with a gun has been held without bail.

James Dobbins was arraigned Friday at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston as he recovered from his injuries. He faces four counts of assault with a dangerous weapon and one count of armed robbery. His next court date is May 27.

Dobbins was shot by police detectives multiple times Thursday night after they went to question him at his apartment about a convenience store robbery earlier that day.

The four officers involved have since been placed on administrative leave — standard practice with such shootings.

Police say Dobbins called officers to pick him up, but then drew a firearm, pointed it at the officers and charged at them. The public defender’s office represented Dobbins Friday.


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