Massachusetts Officer Shot During Traffic Stop Dies

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AUBURN, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say a police officer has died hours after being shot during a traffic stop in a central Massachusetts town, and a suspect is on the loose.

Auburn Police Chief Andrew Sluckis says Auburn Police Officer Ronald Tarentino was shot and killed early Sunday.

Sluckis said the 42-year-old Tarentino was shot at about 12:30 a.m. Sunday in Auburn, about 45 miles southwest of Boston.

The officer was transported to UMass Medical Center where he later died.

The shooting is under investigation.

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