A suspect is being treated for injuries after firing multiple rounds at a Lowell, Massachusetts, police officer early Wednesday.
The suspect was stopped on Middlesex Street for motor vehicle violations. The suspect then exited the vehicle and began firing shots with a handgun.
The officer returned fire, and was not struck.
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The suspect was identified as Darris Newton, 23, of Lowell. He is charged with armed assault with intent to murder, unlawful carrying of a firearm, unlawful carrying of a loaded firearm, unlawful discharge of a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling, operating a motor vehicle with defective equipment, and a red light violation.
Newton is scheduled to be arraigned from his hospital bed Wednesday afternoon.
The investigation is ongoing.