Malden police shoot suspect in armed robbery and assault

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MALDEN — Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Malden Chief of Police Glenn Cronin announced today an investigation is underway following a non-fatal police shooting in Malden involving a man accused of assaulting and robbing a local woman.

At around 9:15 a.m., Malden Police were dispatched to 260 Eastern Avenue in response to a reported disturbance.

Officers encountered Dominique Matthew Long, 31, of Malden, in a confrontation with a woman.

The victim and a witness who had called 911 claimed Long was armed with a knife.

Despite police commands, Long refused to drop his belongings.

He subsequently retrieved a kitchen-style knife from his pocket and advanced toward one of the officers.

Police first used Tasers, which proved ineffective, before another officer fired at Long, wounding him.

Long remained responsive and was transported to a Boston hospital, where he is reported to be in stable condition.

An officer involved was also taken to a hospital for evaluation and has since been released.

Earlier that morning, the 43-year-old female victim was allegedly attacked by Long, who threw a cup at her and struck her with a closed fist.

The woman attempted to record the altercation on her iPad, which Long then stole, brandishing the knife before threatening another witness.

The woman received treatment at a local hospital and has been released.

Long is under arrest and faces charges including armed robbery, assault and battery, three counts of assault with a dangerous weapon, and witness intimidation.

He will be arraigned following medical clearance.

The Middlesex District Attorney’s Office, the Massachusetts State Police Detective Unit assigned to the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office, and Malden Police are collaboratively leading the ongoing investigation.

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