By Tiffany Chan

REVERE (CBS) – Two State Police troopers were taken to the hospital after firing their weapon during a traffic stop in Revere.

A barber working nearby was out on a smoke break when he heard gunshots erupt at around 1 p.m. along Shirley Avenue.

“I never see that in my life I’m still shaking right now,” said Zack Zarruk.

Authorities say two troopers were trying to stop a driver wanted for motor vehicle violations. Instead of coming to a halt, 21-year-old Juan Pineda of Lynn allegedly sped away – hitting a trooper in the leg in the process.

“They just went back into their cruiser and started chasing,” said Kelly Var who witnessed the police pursuit.

A trooper fired his gun during a Revere traffic stop, but no one was hurt. (WBZ-TV)

At least one of the troopers fired their weapon but missed the suspect. Var heard at least two gunshots.
“I knew for sure that was a gunshot… and when I heard the shot I peeked outside and saw a lot of cruisers driving by,” said Var.

Among the witnesses was a 10-year-old girl who lives across the street from the scene.

“She heard two gunshots go off, a woman scream and a car skirt off,” said Julia Scott.

Pineda ditched the car and started running, but was eventually arrested.

Although it was a frightening afternoon, witnesses told WBZ-TV they’re glad no one was seriously hurt.

“It’s a relief. I hate to be around guns,” said Zarruk.

Pineda is facing assault and battery with a dangerous weapon charges and will be arraigned in Chelsea District Court.

Tiffany Chan