CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) - It was a very close call for a Chicopee police officer late Monday night, when a home invasion shooting suspect that he was trying to arrest made a grab for his gun.
The gun went off and a shot was fired, but the officer wasn't hit. The suspect in the case was wanted for allegedly shooting two people in a Chicopee Falls home invasion.
Capt. Daniel Sullivan told 22News, that shortly after the two people were shot at 103 Madison Street around 11:30 Monday night, an officer approached the suspect a short distance away. Sullivan says that there was a struggle and the gun went off.
The officer, whose name isn't being released, suffered minor injuries.
William Wright, 34, of Westfield was arrested, and is charged with six counts of armed assault with intent to murder, in connection with the home invasion shooting and that attack on the officer.
According to Capt. Sullivan, the two men who were shot, a 43 year-old and a 20 year-old, are expected to survive their injuries.
Police Chief Thomas Charette told 22News that the home invasion was a robbery attempt.
"He stole money and right now all we have is that he was attempting to rob them and did get money during the home invasion," Charette said.