Two arrested in New Bedford police shooting
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) -- Two Massachusetts men have been arrested and charged in the shooting of New Bedford police officers and wounding one trying to execute a search warrant.
Detective Jonathan Lagoa was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.
The Standard Times reports (http://bit.ly/1jTbEWi ) that the shooting occurred Friday night as authorities executed a search warrant at an apartment known for drug sales.
Police have charged Nathan Manuel Jackson of New Bedford with armed assault with intent to murder, assault and battery with a gun and other offenses.
Thomas Scott of Mattapan has been charged as an accessory after the fact, unlawful carrying of a firearm and other offenses.
Police say after striking a barricaded door, they were fired upon. An officer was hit in an area above his bullet-proof vest.
A brief stand-off ended and officers took five people into custody.