No bail for suspects in officer’s shooting

Nathan Manuel-Jackson (L) and Thomas Scott (R) were arrested after an officer was shot January 24, 2014. (Photos: New Bedford Police Department)

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP-WPRI) – Two men charged in the shooting of a police officer executing a no-knock search warrant have been ordered held without bail.

Prosecutors said in court Monday that 20-year-old Nathan Manuel-Jackson of New Bedford fired four shots during a drug raid on Friday night from inside his second-floor apartment. One of the shots struck Detective Jonathan Lagoa, who survived.

The shooting occurred while police were executing a search warrant and were attempting to breach the door with a battering ram. Another man in the apartment, Thomas Scott of Mattapan, was also ordered held without bail, our sister station WPRI-TV reports.

The Standard-Times  reports that Manuel-Jackson’s dangerousness hearing is scheduled for Feb. 3.

The suspect told police he opened fire because he thought an intruder trying to break into his apartment. He faces charges including armed assault with intent to murder.

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