Massachusetts Officer Shot, Killed Responding to Domestic Dispute

Springfield police approach the scene of a shooting off Lawton Street near Wilbraham Road and Breckwood Blvd., Monday, June 4, 2012, in Springfield, Mass. Three people, including a Springfield Police officer, are reportedly dead. (AP Photo/The Republican, Mark M.Murray)

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say a western Massachusetts police officer responding to a domestic violence call has been fatally shot by a New York City correction officer who critically wounded his former girlfriend before killing himself.

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Police say Officer Kevin Ambrose went to the woman's Springfield apartment Monday after she called 911 to say her ex-boyfriend was nearby and she feared for her life.

Springfield police say Hempstead, N.Y., resident Shawn Bryan shot the officer through the door of his ex-girlfriend's apartment, shot the girlfriend and then shot himself outside in a car.

Bryan had worked at the Rikers Island correctional facility. His ex-girlfriend is hospitalized in critical condition. She had obtained a restraining order against him 45 minutes before the shootings.

The New York City Department of Correction says it's "shocked and saddened" by what happened.

Click to read: Kevin Ambrose 15th Springfield Police Officer Killed in the Line of Duty


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