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Mass. cop shot during attempted drug bust

The officer's injuries are not believed to be life-threatening; the gunman was arrested on attempted murder charges


By Gal Tziperman Lotan
Boston.com

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. — A police officer executing a search warrant for drugs was shot at a New Bedford apartment Friday night, police said. Two men inside the apartment were arrested; two other men and a woman were subpoenaed.

The officer’s injuries are not life-threatening, according to Detective Lieutenant Joao Chaves.

Police arrested Nathan Manuel-Jackson, 20, of New Bedford and Thomas Scott, 34, of Mattapan in connection to the shooting of a police officer in New Bedford. (Newbedford Police Photo)
Police arrested Nathan Manuel-Jackson, 20, of New Bedford and Thomas Scott, 34, of Mattapan in connection to the shooting of a police officer in New Bedford. (Newbedford Police Photo)

As officers hit the door, which was barricaded with a security bar, Nathan Manuel-Jackson, 20, of New Bedford, started shooting at them from inside the apartment, police said. One officer was hit; the rest took cover and called for backup.

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