Veteran Woburn police officer John “Jack” Maguire was shot and killed in an exchange of gunfire that erupted during a foot-chase following a robbery at a Kohl’s department store.
Scott Hanwright, 19, of Wakefield, has been charged with first degree murder and armed robbery. Kevin Dingwell, 51, of Wakefield, was charged with accessory after the fact.
A third suspect, identified only as “Cinelli” in the Middlesex County District Attorney’s press release, was shot and killed after shooting Officer Maguire.
According to a press release from the Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office, at 8:42pm last night, Woburn police responded to 911 calls of an armed robbery at Kohl’s Department Store on Washington St. Responding officers engaged in a foot pursuit of Hanwright and Cinelli.
At that time, it is alleged that Cinelli and Officer Maguire exchanged gun fire and both were fatally wounded. The officer was transported to the Lahey Clinic, where he later died.
Cinelli was pronounced at the scene. Hanwright is alleged to have fled down Washington Street, where it is alleged Dingwell attempted to pick him up. Both were arrested at this time.
“This is a horribly tragic and troubling incident in which a veteran officer was fatally shot in the line of duty,” District Attorney Gerry Leone said. “We continue to investigate the circumstances of the shooting and will update the public with information as it is developed. Our thoughts and prayers are with Officer Maguire’s family and his colleagues on the Woburn Police force at this time.”
The investigation into the incident remains active and ongoing. The investigation is being conducted by Woburn Police and State Police assigned to the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office.