Officers fire shots during operation at Pittsfield home; no injuries reported
PITTSFIELD — A city man drew fire from two officers early Friday when he allegedly pointed a handgun at them, authorities said.
Marcel H. Teixeira-Ingram, 23, who was not injured, was arrested after the incident at his apartment. Two officers with the Berkshire County Law Enforcement Task Force were executing a search warrant at 39 West Housatonic St. at the time as part of an ongoing investigation into illegal drug activity, according to a press release from the Berkshire District Attorney's Office.
Teixeira-Ingram was taken to the Berkshire County Jail and House of Correction, and will be arraigned in Central Berkshire District Court on Monday.
Pittsfield police descended on the home after the shots were fired just before 10 a.m. The road was briefly closed between South and Center streets.
"We see no threat to the public at this time," said Police Chief Michael Wynn, who responded to the scene, at the time.
Wynn stood beside Massachusetts State Police Lt. James Dalton while making his statement.
He declined to identify the officers or their departments, saying only they were part of the countywide task force. Wynn and Dalton referred further questions to the Berkshire District Attorney's Office.
Officers remained at the property for most of the day, Wynn said, executing the search warrant and collecting evidence about the shooting.
"We expect to be here for a while, now," he said at the time.
Teixeira-Ingram faces one count of armed assault with intent to murder, one count of illegal possession of a firearm, one count of armed career felon in possession of a firearm, and one count of assault with a dangerous weapon.
According to the release, District Attorney Paul Caccaviello could bring more charges as the investigation continues.
The investigation is being conducted by state police detectives assigned to the District Attorney's Office, the Massachusetts State Police Crime Scene Services and Ballistics Sections, members of the Pittsfield and Dalton Police Departments and the Berkshire County Sheriff's Office.
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