SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WPRI) — The Hampden District Attorney’s Office and the Massachusetts State Police are investigating a deadly police involved shooting that happened early Saturday morning in Springfield.
According to a release, around 2:30 a.m., troopers assigned to the Massachusetts State Police Gaming Enforcement Unit along with members of the Springfield Police Department assigned to the Gaming Enforcement Unit, were made aware of a 48-year-old man acting aggressive toward others, and possibly had a firearm with him, inside the MGM Casino.
Investigators tried to find the individual as he was leaving the casino, who was heading in the direction of Main and Union Streets.
Initial reports show there was a foot pursuit between the man and officers, and shots were fired between them.
The man was struck during the shooting. He was taken to Baystate Medical Center in Springfield where he later died.
The incident is being actively investigated by the Hampden District Attorney’s Office, Massachusetts State Police Detective Unit assigned to the Hampden District Attorney’s Office and in conjunction with the Springfield Police Department’s Detective Bureau.
No other information is available at this time.