08/24/2007

Mass. police shoot suspect in arm during chase

Boston Globe

ATTLEBORO, Mass. — An Attleboro police officer shot a man in the arm early this morning after authorities said he led police on a 4-mile chase in a stolen sport utility vehicle and rammed a cruiser.

John J. Peters, 44, is expected to be released from Rhode Island Hospital today or Saturday and will face a litany of charges, according to Captain George G. Bussiere of the Attleboro Police Department. Joyce Sumpter, 45, a passenger in the SUV, was also arrested and charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, a Jeep Grand Wagoneer that went missing in Paris, Maine.

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