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May 22, 2016 12:37 PM

UPDATE: Mass. police officer shot and killed Sunday identified; shooter killed


UPDATE - (AP) The manhunt for a suspect accused of fatally shooting a Massachusetts police officer has come to a violent end. Authorities say 35-year-old Jorge Zambrano was shot to death Sunday evening at a duplex in Oxford after exchanging gunfire with police and wounding a state trooper. Officials say Zambrano fatally shot Officer Ronald Tarentino during a traffic stop early Sunday morning in Auburn.

AUBURN, Mass. - A solemn Auburn police chief identified the officer shot and killed this morning during a traffic stop as Officer Ronald Tarentino.

Police Chief Andrew Sluckis said Auburn has "lost a dedicated and brave public servant." He said 42-year-old Tarentino joined Auburn Police two years ago, transferring from Leiscester Police Department. He leaves behind a wife and three children.

READ: Mass. police officer shot, killed while on duty this morning

Massachusetts State Police said Tarentino was shot about 12:30 a.m. at the intersection of Rochdale Street and Zabelle Avenue. Tarentino was reportedly shot several times in the chest and was taken to University of Massachusetts at Worcester Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased.

Auburn is about 45 miles southwest of Boston.

The shooting comes a week after two police officers were shot in Manchester. The two officers sustained non-life threatening injuries and are out of the hospital.


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