New Details in Shooting at Police Officers Home
Six days after an unidentified woman was found suffering from a gun shot wound at a Pittsfield Police Officer's home, investigators have determined the gun used is believed to be the service weapon of the home owner, Officer Miles Barber.
According to The Berkshire Eagle, the investigation is ongoing, and yesterday District Attorney Paul Caccaviello is still declining to give information on the victim, including identity, age or current medical condition.
After suffering what was later determined to be a self inflicted gun wound, the woman was flown to Baystate Medical Center, after emergency surgery at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield. Thursday, officials listed the victim in stable condition. The D.A. also refused to comment on any charges that maybe filled in relation to the incident, citing that "all circumstances are still being investigated".
In the meantime, Officer Barber, an 18 year veteran of the Pittsfield Police Department has been placed on paid leave administrative leave until an internal investigation is complete, according to Chief Michael Wynn. Wynn also confirmed they believe the .40 caliber Glock pistol belongs to the department and is issued to Barber, but are awaiting the results of a conclusive ballistic testing by state police for confirmation.