Juston Root

February 7, 2020

Juston Root

White, Male, 41, Mentally Ill

Brigham and Women’s Hospital

BB Gun


Boston Police Department, Massachusetts State Police

A man killed by police following a confrontation outside Brigham and Women’s Hospital on Friday that also left a hospital employee critically injured had a history of mental illness and a “gentle soul,” his parents said. Police said he was shot and killed after he refused to drop what appeared to be a firearm.

Boston Police Superintendent-in-Chief Gregory Long said Friday that officers responded to reports of a man with a gun outside Brigham and Women’s Hospital sometime after 9 a.m.

Long said police confronted the man, who pulled out what appeared to be a firearm and refused orders to drop it.

Officers opened fire, and at some point, a hospital parking attendant was shot. A hospital spokeswoman told the Globe that the attendant was in good condition on Saturday night.

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