A man suspected of killing his mother this week was reportedly a childhood friend of Mark Wahlberg's, who fathered the child of a woman dating the mayor of Boston and acted in several Oscar-nominated films.

Paul Campbell, 49, was shot and killed by Weymouth police early Monday morning. According to reports, officers discovered Campbell, armed with several knives and "agitated," standing over his 72-year-old mother's dead body on the steps outside her home.

"The two officers appeared to make a simultaneous decision that the use of force was necessary and they both discharged their weapons," Norfolk County District Attorney Michael Morrissey told WCBV.

Campbell, a small-time actor, was also a childhood friend of Mark Wahlberg, according to the Boston Globe.

His name was Paul J. Campbell, then a friend of the not-yet-famous Mark Wahlberg, a dark-haired rowdy who gradually built up a rap sheet of low-level crimes. Years later, he would serve nine months behind bars. More recently, he had small roles in Wahlberg's film "The Fighter" in 2010 and in "American Hustle" in 2013.

Campbell, who also appeared in Ted, had Boston political connections, too. According to reports, he fathered a child with Lorrie Higgins—the longtime girlfriend of Boston Mayor Martin Walsh—when Higgins was still in high school.

"He was kind of the bad boy and she was the good girl," a high school classmate told the Globe this summer. "He was the boy she shouldn't be hanging out with."

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