The investigation into the gunshot believed fired at a marked State Police cruiser (see previous post) is ongoing.
This morning at approximately 2:20 a.m., a marked state police cruiser was on patrol in the vicinity of Forbes Road and Route 140 in the town of Foxboro, a short distance from the Mansfield line. The Trooper heard a loud noise that came from behind the cruiser as he was approaching a traffic signal. The Trooper saw a large amount of white smoke in the vicinity of the are from where he heard this noise, just several feet from the cruiser.
The Trooper reversed direction and observed a white male wearing light colored clothing in the wood line. The person stood up and ran into the woods.
A search of the area revealed discovery of the black powder rifle and other items believed to have been dropped by this subject. An extensive search of the immediate area for the suspect was conducted by the State Police, Mansfield Police and Foxboro Police with negative results.
If anyone was in that area and may have seen this person, or if they have any information in regard to this case, they are urged to call the State Police at 508-543-8550; the Foxboro Police at or 508-543-4343; or the Mansfield Police at 508-261-7301.