Tuesday July 24, 2012

LYNN (AP) -- A man was shot and killed by police after the car he was inside allegedly rammed a police vehicle, authorities said Monday.

Police said they saw Bran don Payne, 23, of Lynn, walking with a gun before getting into a vehicle Sunday night around 9:30 p.m.

A spokeswoman for Essex District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett said police tried to stop that vehicle and another that was following it, but the vehicle Payne was riding in rammed an unmarked police sport utility vehicle, causing the SUV to hit a police cruiser. Three Lynn officers and a state trooper opened fire, hitting Payne twice.

Payne was taken to Mass achusetts General Hospital in Boston, where he died Monday morning.

Three other suspects, two Lynn men and a New Jersey man, were arrested.

Payne's relatives told re porters they have not re ceived a full explanation from authorities about what happened.