Taunton Homicide

Bristol County District Attorney’s Office

Thomas M. Quinn III
District Attorney

Press Release
November 6, 2022

Massachusetts State Police detectives assigned to the district attorney’s office, Taunton Police and Homicide Unit prosecutors are actively investigating a homicide, which occurred early Sunday morning in Taunton.

On Sunday at approximately 1:38 am. Taunton Police received a 911 call reporting that a male, later identified as Ross Copeland, 38, of Raynham, was bleeding and needed an ambulance at the corner of Mason and Myrtle streets.  First responders located Copeland, who was suffering from an apparent gunshot wound, and rushed him to Morton Hospital, where has later pronounced deceased. 

The investigation into the homicide remains active and ongoing at this time. No further details about the facts of the case can be disseminated. 


Gregg Miliote

Director of Communications