Suspects in New Bedford police shooting ordered held
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. —
Two Massachusetts men accused in the shooting of a New Bedford police officer were ordered held without bail Monday after their District Court arraignments.
The shooting occurred Friday night as authorities executed a search warrant at a Davis Street apartment known for drug sales. Detective Jonathan Lagoa was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.
Police charged Nathan Manuel-Jackson, 20, of New Bedford, with armed assault with intent to murder, assault and battery with a gun and other offenses.
Thomas Scott, 34, of Mattapan, was charged as an accessory after the fact, unlawful carrying of a firearm and other offenses.
Both suspects were held for dangerousness hearings later this week.
Police said after striking a barricaded door, they were fired upon. Lagoa was hit in an area above his bullet-proof vest.
A brief standoff ended and officers took five people into custody.