PEPPERELL — Chief David Scott confirms reports of an officer-involved shooting that occurred in town today.
At 11:35 a.m. Thursday two Pepperell Police Officers were serving a warrant of apprehension for civil commitment at a home on Tarbell Street. The officers arrived at the location and a 30-year-old man, identified as the subject of the civil commitment warrant, was present at the location, allegedly in possession of a knife. As a result of events that transpired in the home, one Pepperell officer discharged his service weapon striking the 30-year-old male.
Officers immediately began first aid and requested the response of the Pepperell Fire Department and emergency medical services.
He was taken by ambulance to Lowell General Hospital and then transferred by medical helicopter to a Boston hospital with serious injuries.
One police officer was also transported to Nashoba Valley Medical Center for injuries sustained. He was treated and released.
There is an active and ongoing investigation of the incident. The Middlesex District Attorney’s Office has also responded to this incident.