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A member of the Braintree Board of Health and school administrator at Weston Public Schools was fatally shot Wednesday outside her home on Howie Road, according to authorities.

Police were called to the house around noon and found Laurie Melchionda, 59, suffering from several gunshot wounds, officials said. Authorities also found Robert Bonang, 61, of Marshfield near the front entrance of the woman's home and took him into custody, Norfolk County District Attorney Michael Morrissey's office said.

"It is believed that this is a targeted event, it's not a random act and this is not something that the neighbors should have to worry about," Morrissey told WCVB.

This screen grab taken from dashboard camera video provided by the Atlanta Police Department shows Rayshard Brooks, left, and Officer Garrett Rolfe pointing Tasers at one another, while Officer Devin Brosnan is seen getting up after a struggle. (Atlanta Police Department via AP)

One of the Atlanta police officers charged in the fatal shooting of Rayshard Brooks in a Wendy's parking lot grew up in Massachusetts. Devin Brosnan, who was charged with aggravated assault among other things after the shooting, graduated from Algonquin Regional. Two of his former classmates opened up about him.

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And, Mission on the Bay owner Wellington Augusto said in his own Facebook post Tuesday night, he was banning Hause from the bar.


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This article originally appeared on the Braintree Patch