By Alana Cerrone
UPDATE: The New
Bedford Police Department has confirmed that the officer's injuries
are "non-life threatening", and barring any unforeseen
complications, the officer should be ok.
A New Bedford police officer is hospitalized after being shot at while conducting a search warrant.
It happened just before 11:30 Friday night when officers with the Organized Crime and Intelligence Bureau were conducting a search warrant at 244 Davis St., Apt 2 Rear.
Officers went to breach the door when they found it was barricaded with a security bar. They struck the door and were immediately fired at from someone inside.
The suspect fired multiple shots at the officers, striking one of them. Officers stepped back and called for backup.
After a short stand-off, suspects inside the apartment opened the door and removed the security bar. Police arrested five people.
Nathan Manuel-Jackson, 20, of New Bedford, was arrested and charged with armed assault with intent to murder and assault and battery with a deadly weapon (gun), amongst other charges.
Also arrested was Thomas Scott, 34, of Mattapan, for accessory after the fact, amongst other charges.
Three others were served with Grand Jury subpoenas and may face charges:
Duvall Davis, 36, of Mattapan; Albert Jackson, 40, of Alabama; and Mailisa Christian, 24, of Hyde Park.
The wounded officer was taken to St. Luke's Hospital and then to Rhode Island Hospital.
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