Driver Hospitalized After Shooting
POSTED: 6:24 am EST November 3, 2005
UPDATED: 12:01 pm EST November 3, 2005
FITCHBURG, Mass. -- An unidentified motorist is not expected to survive after being shot by a State Police trooper in Fitchburg early Thursday morning, allegedly after failing to stop for an officer and hitting a parked car.
"We have one suspect that was in the vehicle was transported to UMass Medical Center with serious injuries. The trooper was treated for a minor injury to his hand ... the investigation is ongoing. We have all our crime scene services, detectives from the district attorney's office, and we'll be conducting an investigation, both administratively and also a criminal investigation into the incident," State Police Lt. Sharon Costine said.
NewsCenter 5's Gail Huff reported that the incident took place about 2 a.m., when the officer tried to make a routine traffic stop on Nashua Street. The driver of the car kept going, however, and State Police were called in to help.
At some point, a 12-year veteran State Trooper assigned to the Leominster barracks shot the motorist on Spruce Street. The man was hospitalized at UMass Medical Center in Worcester, Mass. He is in critical condition.
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