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 ( ) 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.


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