BTBuzz: Auburn PD mourns loss of an officer shot and killed during traffic stop


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Our thoughts and prayers are with members of the Auburn, Massachusetts Police Department and the family of Officer Ronald Tarentino.

Sunday morning at about 12:30 am Officer Ronald Tarentino was shot after stopping a vehicle on a residential street. Officer Tarentino was shot multiple times as he approached the vehicle, CBS News reported. 

The 35-year-old suspect fled the scene and later engaged officers in a standoff.

Witnesses said police urged the suspect to surrender, first sending in a K9 and using tear gas to coax him out of the building, but he would not comply.

The man then came out firing, hitting one of the responding troopers. Officers fired back, killing the suspect.

Officer Tarentino had served with the Auburn Police Department for two years and had previously served with the Leicester Police Department. He is survived by his wife and three children.