The Yarmouth Police officer shot serving a warrant in Barnstable today has died and a man with last known address in Somerville will be charged with his murder.
Authorities said that the suspect accused of fatally shooting a Massachusetts police officer on Thursday had 111 prior adult offenses and was on probation while he was being served a warrant.
The Cape and Islands District Attorney’s office identified the suspect as 29-year-old Thomas Latanowich, who is due to be charged with murder. The deceased officer has been identified as 32-year-old Sean Gannon, an officer from the Yarmouth Police Department, Massachusetts State police reported.
The man with his last known address in Somerville will be charged with the murder of the Yarmouth Police officer who he shot while being served a warrant.
"With deep sorrow and heavy hearts, the Yarmouth Police Department reports the loss of Officer Sean Gannon. Officer Sean Gannon was killed in the line of duty today," read a statement posted on the Yarmouth Police Department Facebook page.
A police source told Fox 25 Boston that the K-9 officer died sustaining a gunshot wound to the head. The officer was serving the warrant in the town of Barnstable.
"We are also praying tonight for the recovery of Officer Gannon's K9 partner, who was also injured in today's tragic incident," state police said in a statement.
Gannon was assisted by his K-9 partner, Nero, who was also shot and is now being treated at a veterinary clinic.
Nero was taken to a clinic in Dennis, about 17 miles away from the scene where he was shot.
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