SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Springfield police say man died of an obvious self-inflicted gunshot wound, shortly after he exchanged gunfire with police at a gasoline station within the metropolis’s Forest Park neighborhood early Tuesday morning.
Springfield Police spokesperson Ryan Walsh instructed 22Information that Springfield police have been alerted by Southbridge police to be looking out for a person who had been concerned in a home disturbance, who was believed to be armed with a gun and threatening to commit suicide.
Walsh says that round three:00 A.M., Springfield officers have been referred to as to the 700 block of Sumner Avenue, the place they discovered the person in query close to the doorway to the Sunoco gasoline station.
Walsh says the person had pulled out his gun and started firing at police. The officers then returned hearth, and the person retreated to the gasoline station’s toilet.
Members of the division’s Emergency Providers Unit have been called-in, and so they entered the shop, the place they discovered the person inside the toilet, lifeless from an obvious self-inflicted gunshot wound. Walsh says that along with that wound, the person had been struck by gunfire from the police.
No officers have been injured within the incident, and the person’s title has not been launched right now.
The Springfield Police Detective Bureau and the Hampden County DA’s workplace is trying into the circumstances of the capturing.