SPD Detective Bureau & Hampden District Attorney’s Office to Conduct Officer-Involved Shooting Investigation

Springfield, Mass. — The Springfield Police Department’s Detective Bureau under the direction of Captain Trent Duda in conjunction with the Hampden District Attorney’s Office are conducting an officer-involved shooting investigation.

At approximately 8:30 a.m. Sunday January 9th officers responded to the area of Liberty Street and Cass Street for a report of a man who pulled a knife on a victim.  Officers located a person matching the description on the 0-100 block of Genesse Street and attempted to further investigate.  The suspect, an adult male, then stabbed one of the two responding officers in the face.  The suspect then again charged towards the officers with his knife in hand and the officer who was stabbed in the face fired two shots from his service pistol striking the suspect.  Officers immediately applied first aid and the suspect was transported to Baystate where he succumbed to his injuries.

The officer who was stabbed was also transported to Baystate with serious, non-life threatening injuries.

The Springfield Police Detective Bureau responded to the scene and in conjunction with the Hampden District Attorney’s Office are investigating this officer-involved shooting.

The incident was captured on Officers’ Body-Worn Camera and independent video from the area that shows the incident.

Once the investigation is completed, the District Attorney’s Office will review and render a final decision.