(AUBURN, Mass.) -- A suspect is now dead and an officer is injured after a manhunt in Massachusetts for a gunman who shot and killed a 42-year-old police officer early Sunday.
Auburn police officer Ronald Tarentino leaves behind his wife and children after he was fatally shot during a traffic stop around 12:30 a.m. in Auburn, about 50 miles west of Boston, police said.
The shooter fled the scene, police said.
Auburn Police Chief Andrew Sluckis this afternoon called it a "tragic loss," describing Tarentino as a "dedicated and brave public servant."
Sluckis said the investigation into Tarentino's murder is ongoing and declined to release additional information about the gunman at the news conference, but according to a separate bulletin obtained by ABC News, Jorge Zambrano of Worcester is wanted for questioning in connection with the shooting.
The bulletin said Zambrano is considered armed and dangerous.
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