Authorities say David Green, a 68-year-old retired Massachusetts State Police trooper, and Ramona Cooper, a 60-year-old Air Force veteran, were each shot multiple times by 28-year-old Nathan Allen after he crashed a stolen truck into a building in Winthrop.
Allen was fatally shot by police moments later. A candlelight vigil in memory of the victims was to be held Thursday night in front of Town Hall.
A longtime friend of Green says he believes the retired trooper died trying to save others. Cooper’s son remembered his mother as always ready to help anyone in need.