Update: Mayor says Wounded Officer Okay, Two Suspects Charged
Update: Mayor Jon Mitchell told WBSM News, the narcotics detective wounded in a Friday night drug raid should be released from Rhode Island Hospital later Saturday. Mitchell said Det. Jonathan Lagoa was struck three times when officers tried to enter a Davis Street apartment around 11:30pm Friday.
After a brief standoff, Police took five people into custody.
Thirty-four year old Thomas Scott of Mattapan (above) and 20 year old Nathan Manuel-Jackson (right) of New Bedford were charged with firearm violations.
Three others will be summonsed before a grand jury to testify about the incident. Police Chief David Provencher says the investigation is ongoing, and more charges could be forthcoming.
This is the earlier story:
A member of the New Bedford Police Department’s Narcotics Unit was shot and wounded late Friday night, during a drug raid at a second floor apartment at 244 Davis Street.
According to Police Chief David Provencher, the officers were attempting to enter the apartment through a barricaded door, when multiple shots were fired.
The unidentified officer was shot in the upper torso. He is currently being treated at Rhode Island Hospital and is expected to survive.
According to press release from the Police Dept., two people were arrested, 20 year old Nathan Manuel-Jackson of Davis Street, 34 year old Thomas Scott of Mattapan.
Police say three others will be summonsed to a grand jury in connection with the incident, and further charges could be forthcoming. The incident remains under investigation.