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A police mental health co-responder ended their shift minutes before the first 911 call from Miguel Estrella's address

PITTSFIELD — Events at a fatal police-involved shooting unfolded so fast Friday it is uncertain whether a mental health co-responder could have arrived in time to help, according to an early review by the Pittsfield Police Department.

And because the emergency calls came close to 10 p.m., a clinician would not have been immediately available, having just ended that day’s shift.


Larry Parnass can be reached at lparnass@berkshireeagle.com and


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Larry Parnass joined The Eagle in 2016 from the Daily Hampshire Gazette, where he was editor in chief. His freelance work has appeared in the Washington Post, Boston Globe, Hartford Courant, CommonWealth Magazine and with the Reuters news service.

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