A wanted suspect was shot early this morning after police say he drove straight at a Trooper.
According to Dave Procopio of the Massachusetts State Police, Troop B was notified that police agencies in Vermont were looking for a Ford F-150 pickup occupied by a white male stemming from a reported carjacking in that state.
Information received by MSP is that the suspect was pursued by police in Vermont earlier today but was not captured. Further information indicated that the suspect had driven over the state line into Massachusetts.
An MSP cruiser located the vehicle this morning traveling on Route 2 eastbound, heading toward Shelburne Falls, and began to pursue.
Shortly prior to 9 a.m., an MSP Trooper positioned to the east of the approaching suspect vehicle near the Buckland-Shelburne line exited his cruiser and began to lay stop sticks onto the road to disable the truck.
Preliminary investigation indicates that as the Trooper was in the process of laying down the deflation device, the suspect vehicle approached and drove at him as he stood on the road. The Trooper fired his gun and struck the operator. The pickup truck struck the cruiser and continued to travel east on Route 2.
The pickup continued to travel east for several more miles on tires damaged by the deflation device. The suspect vehicle finally became disabled on Route 2 in Greenfield and the operator was taken into custody.
The operator was confirmed to be the suspect that Vermont police were seeking earlier in the day. The suspect was transported to Baystate Medical Center where he remains at this hour receiving emergency treatment.
The suspect is identified as Daniel Williams, 33, of South Burlington, Vermont.
The investigation into the incident is ongoing and is being conducted by State Police detectives with assistance from MSP Crime Scene Services and Ballistics units. As in all police-involved shootings, the incident will he reviewed by the district attorney.