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Woburn police officer shot in robbery attempt

6 Sep

From the Middlesex County District Attorney’s press release:

A Woburn Police Officer has been shot after responding to an armed robbery at Musto Jewelers on Cambridge Road in Woburn this morning, Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone and Woburn Acting Police Chief Richard Kelley informed the public today.

According to authorities, this morning at approximately 11:06 am, Woburn Police and Massachusetts State Police received several 911 calls reporting a robbery at 186 Cambridge Road in Woburn. Upon arrival, Officer Robert Denapoli, 51, a 16-year veteran of the Woburn Police Department, was shot by one of the suspects. Officer Denapoli was transported to Lahey Clinic where he is currently being treated. One suspect was shot at the scene and has been transported to an area hospital. He is under arrest. Authorities are not releasing his name at this time.

Additional police officers from Woburn Police responded to the scene, as well as troopers from the Massachusetts State Police, State Police assigned to the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office, and a number of area law enforcement agencies.

The investigation as well as the search for additional suspects alleged to have been involved the robbery remains ongoing.

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