Mass. State Police Shoot Man They Say Fired On Troopers While Fleeing

A man running away from Massachusetts State Police troopers who were trying to arrest him opened fire on the pursuing officers, who returned fire and struck him, a spokesman for the department said.

Troopers were conducting surveillance at a West Springfield hotel on Friday morning where Enrique Gonzales, 42, of Framingham, was believed to be staying, spokesman David Procopio said in a statement.

Gonzalez was wanted on two warrants, one alleging he photographed a child in a sexual manner and another for alleged cocaine possession, police said.

Police saw Gonzalez leave the hotel and try to enter a parked car.

When troopers converged to make the arrest, Gonzalez fled and fired a handgun at troopers, Procopio said. The troopers returned fire.

Gonzalez was treated at the scene before being taken to Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, where he remains under police guard. His condition was not disclosed.

No troopers were injured.

As with all police-involved shootings, the use of force is under investigation by the local district attorney.

It could not be determined in Gonzalez has an attorney to speak for him.


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