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New Bedford officer shot while serving search warrant

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A New Bedford police officer was shot after trying to serve a drug-related search warrant Friday night.

According to a press release, the police were executing a search warrant at an apartment complex on Davis Street when somebody inside the apartment opened fire.

The suspect fired multiple shots and one officer was struck.

Police said that there was a metal bar blocking access into the apartment.

Police made five arrests after a short standoff and two of the suspects have been charged.

Nathan Manuel-Jackson, 20, was charged with armed assault with intent to murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and the unlawful carrying of a loaded firearm.

Thomas Scott, 33, of Mattapan was charged with accessory after the fact and the unlawful carrying of a loaded firearm.

The three other occupants in the apartment might have charges forthcoming.

The Dourado family lived two doors down from the scene of the shooting and are now asking why something like this happened.

"See we were worried and if the police gets shot, imagine who else could get shot," the family said.

The officer was released from the hospital Saturday night. He's expected to make a full recovery.

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