SPD Detective Bureau Conducting an Officer-Involved Shooting Investigation

Springfield, Mass. — The Springfield Police Department’s Detective Bureau under the direction of Captain Trent Duda is investigating an officer-involved shooting.

Just after midnight, a Springfield Police Officer assigned to the Gaming Enforcement Unit was responding to investigate an incident when he located a suspect on Court Square Avenue.  The suspect, an adult male, assaulted the officer with a dangerous weapon and fled on foot before entering a parking garage on the 0-100 block of State Street.  Assisting officers arrived and an officer-involved shooting occurred at 12:10 a.m. inside the garage.  Springfield Police Officers immediately provided first aid to the suspect who was transported to Baystate with serious injuries.

The officer who was injured was transported to Baystate for non-life threatening injuries and released Thursday morning.

“I’m thankful our officer is going to be okay and no other officers or civilians were harmed during this dangerous encounter.  I visited with the injured officer this morning and spoke with Mayor Sarno.  The Mayor wishes a speedy recovery for the injured officer and has everyone involved in his thoughts.  Our Detective Bureau is reviewing body-camera footage and gathering numerous additional video from the area for their investigation, which when complete will be turned over to the District Attorney’s Office,” said Commissioner Cheryl Clapprood.

Hampden District Attorney Anthony Gulluni and his office have been notified.   The Detective Bureau will complete their investigation and the District Attorney’s Office will review and render a final decision.  Additional information will be released at the conclusion of the investigation.