Man Accused Of Striking Shrewsbury Officer With Car

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A Shrewsbury officer was allegedly struck while attempting to apprehend a suspect, police report. Photo Credit: File

SHREWSBURY, Mass. — For the second time in as many days, a Shrewsbury officer was allegedly struck by the vehicle of a fleeing suspect, police report.

Police said Officer David Faucher was hit Jan. 14. on Route 9 near McDonald's, police said. He was not injured, they said. 

On Jan. 15, Officer Lawrence Napolitano was allegedly struck by a suspect who ran after being stopped on Route 9, police said. Napolitano, likewise, was not injured.

According to a statement released Thursday by Shrewsbury Police, Faucher was working a detail when he spotted Sudip Sengupta, 30, of 55 Commons Ave., who he knew was wanted on a warrant. 

Faucher approached Sengupta's vehicle and ordered him to get out, but Sengupta refused. Police said Sengupta drove away, hitting the officer with his vehicle. Faucher gave chase in his cruiser.

According to a statement from Sgt. Alfred Pratt: "Officer Faucher continued after the suspect, who failed to stop. Eventually the suspect was stopped on Plantation Street in Worcester where he was taken into custody. Sengupta was held at the Shrewsbury Police Station until arraignment the next day at Westborough District Court."

Sengupta was charged with:

  • Assault and battery with a dangerous weapon;
  • Assault with a dangerous weapon;
  • Malicious destruction of property worth more than $250;
  • Disorderly conduct;
  • Disturbing the peace;
  • Negligent operation of a motor vehicle;
  • Failure to stop for police.

Sengupta had been wanted for possessing a stun gun, violating an abuse prevention order and witness intimidation.

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