Man Dead After Tense Standoff

Agawam and State Police are confirming the death of a man found inside of his Brookline Avenue home this morning.

Police Chief Eric Gillis says that the man, identified as 61 year old Michael Kerr was found dead of a self inflicted gunshot wound.

His brother tells our media partner Western Mass News that the man suffered from mental issues and was disabled.

Some residents were evacuated from their homes as a precaution.  

They have since returned to their homes.


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