Suspect In Shooting Of Woburn Officer Arraigned From Hospital Bed

WOBURN (CBS) – The man accused of shooting a Woburn police officer in September was arraigned from his hospital bed on Wednesday.

Antonio Matos, who is now out of a coma and in fair condition, was arraigned on two counts of masked armed robbery and two counts assault intent to murder at his Lahey Clinic hospital bed.

Prosecutors said the 25-year-old Matos repeatedly fired at wounded Woburn police officer Robert DeNapoli after a robbery at Musto Jewelers on Sept. 6.

WBZ-TV’s Beth Germano reports.

“Officer Robert DeNapoli was getting out of that car when this defendant began shooting. He continued to shoot, mounting the hood of Officer DeNapoli’s car, shooting multiple times through the window of that car, chasing Officer DeNapoli as Officer DeNapoli rolled to the ground and attempted to seek cover,” said the prosecutor.

Matos was later wounded during an exchange of gunfire with police and was then hospitalized. He did not have a prior record before the robbery, and went unidentified for a week after it. His family recognized him after police released photos of his tattoo.

Officer DeNapoli, meanwhile, is still recovering from his injuries.

“His spirits are great and he’s looking forward to getting back to work,” said Chief Robert Ferullo of the Woburn Police Department.

Hector Baez, a 21-year-old accomplice of Matos, has already been arraigned.

Matos is being held on $5 million bail.

WBZ-TV’s Beth Germano contributed to this report.

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