Post by Scumhunter on May 22, 2016 14:01:19 GMT -5
(Above photo credit: masslive.com)
AUBURN -- Authorities are searching for a 35-year-old Worcester man wanted for questioning in connection to the killing of an Auburn Police officer Sunday morning.
A law enforcement bulletin obtained by MassLive shows authorities are looking for Jorge Zambrano and consider him to be armed and dangerous.
The bulletin states police searching for a 1997 white Infiniti QX4 believed to be involved in the fatal shooting of Auburn Police Officer Ronald Tarentino Jr., a father of three.
Authorities said the license plate number attached to the vehicle is 4PJX80, but the plate is not registered to the Infiniti.
Officers were warned to use extreme caution if they find Zambrano or the vehicle.
Tarentino was shot Sunday morning after he pulled over a vehicle on Rochdale Street Sunday. The shooting occurred around 12:30 a.m.
Auburn Police Chief Andrew Sluckis Jr. said someone inside the vehicle shot Tarentino. The 42-year-old officer was rushed to UMass Memorial Medical Center—University Campus in Worcester where he was pronounced dead.
Sluckis and Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. did not answer any questions after a brief press conference Sunday afternoon.
Court records posted on the Worcester Telegram & Gazette show he was arrested a few days ago on driving charges. The newspaper also reports he pleaded guilty to drug and assault charges in 2011.