New Bedford officer shot, 2 arrested

By Dana Griffin

NEW BEDFORD, MA- Two men have been arrested in connection with a shooting that injured a New Bedford detective.

It happened after 11 p.m., Friday night while officers attempted to open a door where they were serving a search warrant.

Detective Jonathan Lagoa was shot. He has non–life threatening injuries and is expected to be ok.

Police say multiple shots were fired at officers who were trying to break down a locked door at apartment number two at 244 Davis Street.

Miguel Cordiro lives nearby and snapped photos during the altercation. He says he's uneasy because it hasn't always been peaceful in this area.

“I think the people over in that house have to go away or something like that because we want world peace,” said Cordiro.

Neighbor, Carmina Roposa is also unhappy with what she calls a once peaceful neighborhood.

Roposa said, “I see so many cars, different plates; New York, New Jersey, things like this.”

When asked do you feel safe, Roposa said, “I can't say yes.”

After a brief standoff, police arrested Nathan Manuel–Jackson for armed assault with intent to murder and Thomas Scott for accessory after the fact and for carrying a loaded firearm.

It's believed the officer is ok. New Bedford mayor, Jon Mitchell tweeted this afternoon: “Just visited detective Lagoa at RI hospital. He's doing well and will be released this afternoon. Thanks for your prayers.”

Three other people who were also inside the apartment were served with grand jury subpoenas. Police say they could face charges as well.

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