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Police shoot Hingham man who pointed pellet gun at officers

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HINGHAM, Mass. (WHDH) -  The state police is investigating an incident where a Hingham police officer shot a man who pointed a pellet gun at him.

The shooting occurred at around 1:41 a.m. Sunday, after police responded to a home on Hillside Terrace after they received reports of a handgun.

When police arrived, they spotted a vehicle pull into the area and suddenly take off, which triggered a chase.

The car was driven by 34-year-old Brian Middendorf, who at one point exited the vehicle and pointed what looked like a handgun at officers.

An investigation revealed that the weapon was in fact a black pellet gun that resembled a semi-automatic handgun.

Middendorf suffered gunshot wounds to the right thigh and arm. He is in critical condition but is expected to survive.

He has been charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, failure to stop for a police officer and operating a motor vehicle to endanger.

The Plymouth County District Attorney said that the matter remains under investigation.
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