Officer Ronald Tarentino was shot and killed while conducting a traffic stop in Auburn, Massachusetts early Sunday morning.
Tarentino was shot several times in the chest at point blank range. The scumbag fled in his vehicle.
A massive manhunt is underway.
Law enforcement officers from around the state honored their fallen comrade.
Tarentino was 42. He is survived by his wife and three children. May Tarentino RIP.
Via WCVB 5, Boston:
AUBURN, Mass. —An Auburn police officer who was shot and killed early Sunday morning has been identified.
Officer Ronald Tarentino was shot at about 12:30 a.m. after stopping a vehicle on a residential street, Chief Andrew Sluckis said during a news conference Sunday afternoon.
Tarentino pulled over a vehicle and during the stop, Tarentino was shot multiple times in the chest.
The shooter fled the scene in a vehicle, according to state police.
A resident told Newscenter 5 he heard the shooting unfold. “I didn’t see anything, but I heard rapid fire,” the resident said. “Initially I thought it was fireworks.”
Tarentino was taken to UMass Medical Center in Worcester where he was pronounced dead. He joined the Auburn police department in May of 2014 after previously working at the Leicester Police Department.
Tarentino was 42 years old and is survived by his wife and three children.
Next-door neighbor Vin Dagostino called Tarentino a “super nice guy with a super nice family.”