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Springfield cop shot in face, leg released from Boston hospital

Springfield cop shot in face, leg released from Boston hospital

Springfield Police Officer Nestor Santos received the Medal of Valor last year

A Springfield, Massachusetts, police officer who was shot in the face and leg last week was released from a Boston hospital on Thursday. Officer Nestor Santos, who received the department’s Medal of Valor last year, was shot and killed June 5 on State Street in Springfield. Santos, a seven-year veteran of the department, waved to the crowd of law enforcement officers gathered outside Massachusetts General Hospital as he left the facility. Police say Santos was shot on State Street as he drove to work. The suspects allegedly fired shots at another group of officers before encountering Santos. The shooters struck the police car about five times, but the officers were not injured. Seven suspects were arrested, all from Springfield, and seven illegal firearms, including an AR-15 rifle, were seized, police said. Robert Willis III, 18, Alberto Torres, 18, and a 17-year-old boy were arrested on the I-91 ramp. Isak Font, 18, Dwight Clarke, 26, and a 16-year-old boy who were traveling in the Jeep are accused of shooting Santos. Jaime Griffin, 31, of the home on Randall Place, was also arrested. Police said five suspects, including Font, had previously been arrested on firearms charges. The 16-year-old was out on bail in connection with another shooting and Clarke had an outstanding firearms warrant.

A Springfield, Massachusetts, police officer who was shot in the face and leg last week was released from a Boston hospital on Thursday.

Officer Nestor Santos, who received the Medal of Valor last year, was shot and killed June 5 on State Street in Springfield.

Santos, a seven-year veteran of the department, waved to the crowd of law enforcement officers gathered outside Massachusetts General Hospital as he left the facility.

Police said Santos was shot on State Street as he drove to work.

The suspects allegedly fired shots at another group of officers before encountering Santos. The shooters struck the police car about five times, but the officers were not injured.

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Springfield Police Officer Nestor Santos received the department’s 2023 Medal of Valor.

Police said seven suspects from Springfield were arrested and seven illegal firearms were recovered, including an AR-15-style rifle.

Robert Willis III, 18, Alberto Torres, 18, and a 17-year-old boy were arrested on the I-91 ramp.

Isak Font, 18, Dwight Clarke, 26, and a 16-year-old boy who were traveling in the Jeep are accused of shooting Santos. Jaime Griffin, 31, of the home on Randall Place, was also arrested.

Police said five suspects, including Font, had previously been arrested on firearms charges. The 16-year-old was out on bail in connection with another shooting and Clarke had an outstanding firearms warrant.