CHICOPEE, Mass. (AP) _ A Massachusetts state trooper has been shot in Chicopee while responding to a report of a home invasion, and the suspected gunman was later found dead after a standoff with police.

The commander of the state police identified the injured trooper as 20-year veteran John Vazquez, who responded to reports of shots fired just before 8 a.m. on Friday.

Vazquez was shot in the hand and leg and taken to Baystate Medical Center in Springfield with injuries not considered life threatening.

Police entered a residence at about 10 a.m. and found the suspect dead.

Witnesses described a chaotic scene with bullets “flying everywhere” as a suspect ran down the street.

A woman and a young boy escaped from the home, but authorities could not immediately say whether they were hostages.

    (Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)


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