Troopers from the Massachusetts State Police and deputies from the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Department Bureau of Criminal Investigations are being credited with the arrest of an armed man wanted for trying to force his way into a police officer’s home in Duxbury at about 10:30 Monday night.
“At this hour we really aren’t able to determine if this house was targeted, and was it targeted because of what that resident does for a line of work,” according to Police chief Matt Clancy.
Chief Clancy says the suspect, 19 year-old Brett Trevor Roderick, who has ties to the South Shore, showed up at the doorstep of a Duxbury Police officer’s home on Deer Path Trail, knocked on the door wearing a mask and holding a gun. Clancy says the officer who came to the door, quickly slammed the door shut.
“The suspect then fled on foot into the immediate area, and the initial response from Duxbury Police cruisers was in the area quite quickly,” said Clancy. “One of our officers re-engaged the suspect on Temple Street, the suspect after being ordered to stop, ran into a backyard, and additional Duxbury police officers and a Duxbury k9 officer gave foot pursuit into the backyard and the woods directly behind the home, at which time the suspect turned and fired several shots at the officers.”
Clancy says none of the officers were hit.
After a lengthy, often tense, manhunt, which lasted more than three hours, ending just before 2 :oo a.m., the suspect was spotted in a cranberry bog adjacent to Route 3 south, in the area of mile marker 26.4.
“The troopers on Route 3 reported that the suspect emerged from a bog along Route 3 with his hands in the air, and he turned himself over without any further incident to the team of troopers ,” said Clancy. “The individual was brought here [to the Duxbury police station], where he is currently being interviewed and we have gained some information from those interviews, that suggests that was potentially a second person involved.”
Clancy says that person may have been a getaway driver, but they are confident that that person, if there is a second party involved, has left the immediate area.
“This is now an investigative component, involving detectives from throughout the South shore and we hope to have this case resolved fairly quickly,” said Clancy. “Tonight we are very thankful that no one was hurt or seriously injured.”