Details emerge about Yarmouth suspect's criminal history

Suspect who shot officer in Barnstable now in custody

"We were deeply saddened to learn of the tragic passing of Westfield State alumnus Officer Sean Gannon".

Police, including the K-9 team, had gone to the house to arrest Latanowich, who was wanted on a prior charge and was considered unsafe. "Our faculty and staff are privileged to have had a role in preparing Officer Gannon for his service-focused career that tragically came to an end yesterday".

Police say the 32-year-old Gannon was shot in Barnstable on Thursday while he and other officers were serving an arrest warrant at a home. He was taken to the hospital, but did not survive.

A man charged with killing a police officer and described by authorities as a violent career criminal was ordered held without bail Friday.

Police Chief Frank Frederickson said Gannon's death is hard for members of his department to comprehend. Dennis Veterinary Hospital posted on Facebook that Nero was shot in the face and neck but has been stabilized and faces surgery Friday. Flags are also flying at half-staff in his honor. Massachusetts State Police identified the deceased as Sean Gannon, an officer from the Yarmouth Police Department. He previously was a police officer at Stonehill College.

Latanowich entered the court with his head down.

"We're moreover praying tonight for the restoration of Officer Gannon's K9 affiliate, who was moreover injured in for the time being's tragic incident", state police talked about in an announcement.

Suspect Todd Latanowich, 29, of Somerville, Mass., has a long criminal record, Yarmouth police said.

According to Cape and Islands District Attorney Michael O'Keefe, Latanowich's last known address was in Somerville, outside Boston.

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