Officer shot twice in arm outside Massachusetts nightclub

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man is under arrest for allegedly shooting a Springfield Police officer in the arm outside a nightclub.

Twenty-five-year-old Kenneth Hernandez of Springfield was arrested early Sunday morning. He’s facing numerous charges, including two counts of assault with intent to murder and assault with a dangerous weapon.

Springfield Police said on Twitter that Officer Edwin Irizarry was shot twice in the arm on State Street. On the force since 2007, Irizarry is being treated at a hospital and is expected to recover.

Acting Police Commissioner Cheryl Clapprood tells WCVB-TV Hernandez walked to a vehicle and retrieved a .22-caliber gun. She says he fired at officers after they were shouting at him to show his hands. The gun was recovered.

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It’s unclear if Hernandez has an attorney at this time.