SPRINGFIELD (CBS/AP) – Two people have been shot by police in a tornado-ravaged area of Springfield.

Originally a police source told WBZ-TV that one person was killed. Police later stated that was not the case and the injuries are non-life threatening.

The shooting happened somewhere in the area of Williams and Main Streets.

Police say 48-year-old Darryl Thomas was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon. There’s no immediate word on whether he has an attorney. Police say charges could also be brought against the passenger. She wasn’t immediately identified.

Delaney says a woman flagged down state and local police officers around 4 p.m. to report that she had been assaulted by someone who fled in a maroon SUV. Police began pursuing a vehicle matching that description.

Delaney says that when the officers approached the SUV on foot, the driver spun the vehicle around and accelerated. The officers dove out of the way, then opened fire.

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Comments (4)
  1. Bill says:

    Interesting when you compare the orderliness of the Japanese after the devastating quake recently . There they were lined up for food, water, etc. and there some of us are lined up to loot and steal.
    How sad……………………………

  2. Marion says:

    good for the policeman. The men had no right being there. Very sad. They deserve what they get.

  3. sam says:

    I sincerely hope that these looters are given bright orange suits and a shovel and rake!! don’t waste taxpapyers money on them – just have them spend 12 hrs. each day helping to clean up the rubble!! they shouldn’t be allowed to stop until things are back in order!!!

  4. Willow says:

    The article says that they were NOT looting. So, why were they in a house they didn’t belong in? Isn’t it enough that so many people have lost their homes, family members, and their livelihood. Only the lowest of people would pray on those who have suffered such tragedy. I was also amazed at how orderly the people in Japan were, and even moved to tears when people who had little reached out to share what they had with the news media people.

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