Man shot by police was Mark Wahlberg’s hometown friend

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BOSTON (AP) — A newspaper reports that a Massachusetts man fatally shot this week in a confrontation with police was a hometown friend of actor Mark Wahlberg, who helped him get small movie roles.

The Boston Globe reported that 49-year-old Paul Campbell and Wahlberg were friends in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood in their youth. Campbell was in a scene as a crack addict in “The Fighter” and had bit roles in “Ted” and “American Hustle.”

Police say they were called Monday to the Weymouth house Campbell shared with his 72-year-old mother Patricia, and fired shots when they found him in an agitated state, holding at least one knife. They found his mother’s body on the steps, apparently stabbed.


Information from: The Boston Globe,

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