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State police ID Orange man killed by police during drug raid


ORANGE, Mass. ( — State troopers have shot and killed a 23-year-old Orange man who confronted them with a firearm during a drug investigation at his apartment.

A state police spokesman said in a statement that a tactical team was executing a search warrant at about 5 a.m. Wednesday in support of an investigation into prescription painkiller sales.

Police say the resident of the apartment confronted police with a gun, and one or more troopers opened fire, striking the man. He was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. State police have identified him as Corey Navarette.

A 25-year-old woman who lives in the apartment suffered an eye injury. Her name has not been released.

The shooting is under investigation and the Northwestern district attorney's office will determine whether the use of deadly force was justified.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.