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DA: Task force member fired gun while serving warrants in Springfield, suspect on the run

October 9, 2019


/ CIARA: A SUSPECT GOT AWAY AFTER AN OFFICER FIRED THEIR WEAPON ATTEMPTING TO SERVE SEARCH WARRANTS IN CONNECTION WITH A DRUG INVESTIGATION. ACCORDING TO THE HAMPDEN COUNTY DA’S OFFICE, MEMBERS OF THE STATE POLICE GANG UNIT AND THE WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS GANG TASK FORCE WERE EXECUTING TWO SEARCH WARRANTS IN INDIAN ORCHARD EARLY THIS MORNING. WHEN THE OFFICERS MADE THEMSELVES KNOWN TO THE SUSPECT, HE DROVE AWAY, HITTING SEVERAL POLICE CARS. A SINGLE ROUND WAS DISCHARGED FROM A TASK FORCE MEMBER’S WEAPON, STRIKING THE SUSPECT’S GETAWAY VAN. ACCORDING TO THE DA’S OFFICE, NO ONE WAS HURT. DETECTIVES WERE ABLE TO LOCATE THE VAN ABANDONED ON DEXTER STREET IN THE SOUTH END. THE DA’S OFFICE TOLD 22NEWS THE SUSPECT IS STILL ON THE RUN AND

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