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Jose Maldonado died at Hartford Hospital

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. — State Police say a 22-year-old suspect in custody for an alleged domestic dispute has died after police tried to subdue him with a stun gun.

Police say Jose Maldonado of Manchester was arrested early Sunday morning after East Hartford police responded to a complaint of a dispute. Police say he damaged a vehicle occupied by a family including two adults and three children. Police say one adult was injured by broken glass.

Police say Maldonado was combative and resisted arrest. He was taken to East Hartford Police Department for booking on charges of risk of injury to a minor, assault and resisting arrest.

Police say he again became combative and was subdued by a stun gun. Police say he seemed to suffer medical distress. He died at Hartford Hospital.

State Police are investigating.


Man in stable condition at hospital

Mary Saladna/WCVB

PLYMOUTH, Mass. — Plymouth police said they were forced to shoot a man Thursday evening after he charged at them with a knife.

Officers said they were called to the downtown area of Plymouth around 5:45 p.m. after getting a call from the man, who was making suicidal threats.

They said they found him in the downtown area, and when they approached him, he charged at them with the knife.

One of the responding officers opened fire and shot the unidentified man in the torso.

He was taken to Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Plymouth and is listed in stable condition.

He was arrested and charged with assault by means of a dangerous weapon.


State police say man thrown from Jeep

MANCHESTER, N.H. — A 25-year-old man was seriously injured on Interstate 93 on Thursday when a tanker truck struck his Jeep, throwing him from the vehicle.

Police said Matthew Davis, of Plaistow, suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken to Elliot Hospital for surgery. He was listed in serious but stable condition.

The crash shut down a portion of I-93 north for about four hours. State police said the truck crashed into the Jeep near exit 6 about 12:30 a.m.

“As a result of that, the operator of the Jeep, the 25-year-old gentleman, was ejected from the Jeep,” said Lt. Christopher Wagner.

Police said the force of the crash threw Davis into the barrier separating the north and southbound lanes.

“As the troopers arrived on scene, they found the situation to be fairly grave, with life-threatening injuries to the operator of the passenger vehicle,” Wagner said.

A good Samaritan helped police administer aid until an ambulance arrived.

The driver of the tanker truck, Wesley Basler, 56, of Richford, Vt., was also taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

Police said Davis said his Jeep had run out of gas, and he was unable to push the vehicle off the roadway.

Police said speed and alcohol did not appear to be factors in the crash.


Man suffers life-threatening injuries in Boston shooting

Shooting reported before 8 p.m.

Published  10:25 PM EDT Apr 09, 2014
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BOSTON — Boston police said a man suffered life-threatening injuries in a shooting Wednesday night.

Officers said they were notified of a shooting at West 5th Street in South Boston just before 8 p.m.

Police said when they arrived at the scene they found an unidentified man suffering from a gunshot wound.

He was taken to Boston Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

The shooting is under investigation.

 


Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center team testing new tool

Karen Lippert/WCVB

BOSTON — Doctors at Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center have a new tool in the high tech doctor’s bag.

A handful of physicians at BIDMC are testing Google Glass. It’s wearable technology that allows the physician to access medical records without booting up a computer.

Dr. Steven Horng began beta testing the device last December.

“The grand challenge of health has always been delivering the right info to the right person at at the right time and Google Glass finally allows us to do that. It’s wearable, it’s on you, it’s on all the time. And you can get information about a patient while never losing eye contact with them,” he said.

The pilot program has now expanded to include eight or more physicians in the emergency department.

Horng said last January a patient came in with bleeding on the brain.

“All he could say was he was allergic to something … not sure which medication. Without having to miss a step, without having to excuse ourselves, I could just look it up and say, ‘Oh, you’re allergic to this blood pressure medication. Let’s give you another instead.’ We actually found out more information and that’s what I think the value of wearable technology is — to have the right information at the critical time,” Horng said.

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center used a third party to modify the prototypes so all information remains within the hospital and is not shared with Google or anyone else.

“We’re fully integrated with our electronic medical records securely so nothing leaves our hospital intranet,” Horng said.

Google Glass is being tested in a few other hospitals across the country. Horng is looking to the future hoping doctors will use technology “to do real-time decision support at the bedside, right at the bedside, right as we’re talking to the patient. That’s something we’ve been envisioning in health IT for a long time. It’s something that we hope this platform allows us to finally do.”


Driver and shop patron taken to hospitals

Firefighters responded to Colleen’s Ice Cream and Sandwich Shop on High Street Saturday afternoon.

Alison Bingham

MEDFORD, Mass. — Two people were injured after a pickup truck crashed into an ice cream shop in Medford, authorities said.

See photos of scene

Firefighters responded to Colleen’s Ice Cream and Sandwich Shop on High Street Saturday afternoon. The driver of the vehicle and a shop patron have been taken to local hospitals, but there is no word on their conditions, fire officials said.

The vehicle was towed and the shop is being boarded up, officials said.


Matt Tota, Daily News Staff

BELLINGHAM, Mass. — A Milford man accidentally shot his friend through the thigh on Wednesday while he was cleaning his brand new .40-caliber pistol, police said.

The shooting occurred at about 4:22 p.m. Wednesday in the area of Lake Street. The 21-year-old Milford man was cleaning his handgun, and unbeknownst to him, a round was in the chamber, said Bellingham Lt. Kevin Ranieri, the Daily News reported.

“I can’t explain why there was a round in the chamber,” Ranieri said.

The gun discharged, with the bullet striking a 23-year-old Bellingham man in the upper thigh and exiting through his right buttock, Ranieri said.

“At this point it appears to be accidental,” he said.

EMTs first called for a medical helicopter for the injured man, but the blustery weather made it too dangerous to fly. Instead he was taken by ambulance to Rhode Island Hospital in Providence.

According to police, his injuries were non-life-threatening, and he has since been released.

As a precaution, police confiscated the Milford man’s handgun. He received his license to carry from the Milford Police Department.

Ranieri said the department does not field many accidental shooting calls.

“Sometimes people don’t report it, but by law, if somebody went to a hospital with a gunshot wound, they’re mandated to call police,” he said. “In this case, they ended up calling fire and police.”


Tommy Hoang hit sign at Stratton Mountain

BOSTON — A 16-year-old Randolph teen has died after a snowboarding crash in Vermont, according to officials.

Tommy Hoang was snowboarding at Stratton Mountain Resort in Vermont on Saturday when he crashed into a sign near a wooded area, according to police.

Stratton Mountain Ski Patrol found Hoang moments later without a pulse, but medical personnel at the Carlos Otis Clinic were able to reestablish one.

Hoang was flown by helicopter to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in New Hampshire, but he later died of his injuries.


Boston police investigate Boston Street shooting

Stan Forman/WCVB-TV

BOSTON — Boston police are investigating an overnight shooting in Dorchester.

One man was shot on Boston Street at about 1 a.m. Sunday. The victim, whose name was not immediately released, was taken to Boston Medical Center where he was listed in critical condition.

Crime scene investigators spent several hours overnight looking for shell casings and other evidence.


Man threatening to kill himself after wife shot, police say

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — A man killed himself after a standoff with police at Baystate Medical Center in West Springfield Tuesday night.

Watch report

The shooting happened after the man dropped his wife off at the emergency room.  He went to the parking lot and shot himself, police said.

The man sat down in his red Fiat and said he was going to kill himself because he was distraught over the shooting, police said.

Springfield police surrounded the car and were negotiating with the man to surrender.

The woman was in good condition and stable, police said.

All patients and employees at the hospital were OK, police said. No one else was hurt.

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