Boston officer not charged in fatal shooting

By Lindsey Stokes
Staff Writer

Prosecutors have determined that a Boston Police officer who fatally shot a man while responding to a domestic violence incident last April will not face criminal charges.

Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley said Friday that Officer David Hansford opened fire on Remis Andrews after Andrews lunged at him with two large knives and a carving fork on April 5, 2014.

“Hansford was confronted with an armed and aggressive individual in extremely close quarters and responded to an immediate threat of death or great bodily injury to himself, his fellow officers and five other people,” said Conley.

Conley’s report, which was released after he met with Andrews’ family, said Andrews did not comply with requests to place his hands behind his back to be handcuffed and orders to drop the knives were ignored.