‘It was an extremely close call’: New Bedford detective shot, expected to recover

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WLNE) — A New Bedford police detective is expected to recover after he was shot in the city’s south end Monday night.

Mayor Jon Mitchell said in a social media post that it was an “extremely close call.”

While the detective’s name has not been released, Mitchell said he has been on the force for many years.

Police said the detective was shot at the intersection of Orchard and Rivet streets just before 9 p.m.


ABC 6 News crews saw police tape off the scene and place evidence markers on the ground.

The detective was rushed to a nearby hospital with serious, non-life-threatening injuries.

Police are actively searching for the person responsible.

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