Thursday , June 29 2017

Suspect Dead After Manhunt in Massachusetts for Gunman Who Shot, Killed Cop

WCVB-TV(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.

Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Check Also

Police still searching for clues a year after mysterious Central Park explosion

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Authorities in New York City are still searching for clues a year after a mysterious Central Park explosion left a Virginia teen badly injured.The victim, Fairfax resident Connor Golden, now 19, was climbing rocks on July...