The Auburn, Massachusetts community and law enforcement across the state on Sunday mourned the line of duty death of Auburn police officer Ronald Tarentino, Jr. The fallen officer was fatally shot while conducting a routine traffic stop at approximately 12:30 a.m. Sunday morning.
Tarentino, who had been with the Auburn Police Department for two years was conducting a traffic stop on Rochdale Street when an occupant of the vehicle opened fire on him as he approached the car.According to reports, the officer was struck multiple times.
The suspect in the shooting, Jorge Zambrano was known to law enforcement.
This post originally appeared on Examiner.com on May 22, 2016.