- The Washington Times - Sunday, May 22, 2016

The suspect in the fatal shooting of an Auburn, Massachusetts, police officer has himself been killed, according to authorities.

Jorge Zambrano was killed in a shootout with police officers that also injured a second state trooper, according to a report on WBZ, the CBS affiliate in Boston. Officer Ronald Tarentino Jr. had been killed in the early hours of Sunday morning at a traffic stop.

Mr. Zambrano’s death in a shootout at his own Oxford, Mass., home was announced in a Sunday evening press conference by District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.

“An exchange of gunfire erupted shortly after 6 p.m.,” Mr. Early said.

Police were able to trace the vehicle in Officer Tarentino’s death to Mr. Zambrano’s house, at 31-33 Watch St., near the line dividing the towns of Leicester and Oxford, the district attorney said.

According to WBZ, Mr. Zambrano had barricaded himself in a closet in his home when he suddenly came out firing, wounding the second officer and inviting police counterfire that killed him.

The wounded office, who wasn’t immediately named, is expected to survive.

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