Massachusetts off-duty sergeant shoots officer, then kills self
A Massachusetts district attorney says an off-duty sergeant shot a police officer from a nearby town, then returned to the scene and killed himself as authorities closed in.
Beverly Police were called before 6 p.m. on Friday after reports of a person being shot. When they arrived, they found off-duty Beverly Police Officer Jason Lantych suffering from serious injuries outside of Starbucks.
In a Friday night press conference, Essex District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett alleged that Hamilton Police Sergeant Ken Nagy shot off-duty Beverly officer Jason Lantych and then fled the scene. He asked for the public's help finding Nagy, calling the police sergeant armed and dangerous.
Investigators do believe Nagy and Lantych knew each other, but would not comment on details surrounding the altercation.
Lantych underwent surgery on Friday night. His condition is unknown.
Beverly and Hamilton are about 5 miles from each other in northeastern Massachusetts.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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