Shot Woburn officer makes appearance at softball game
WOBURN, Mass. -- The Woburn charity softball tournament -- scheduled Saturday to commemorate Sept. 11 -- had a different reason to come together this year.
Bandaged up, Officer Robert Denapoli, with the aid of a crutch, made his way to Saturday morning's game.
“Thank god he's come home and he's fine,” said Helen Carney, of Woburn. “We’re glad to hear it.”
The veteran officer was shot several times Tuesday after responding to the scene of a botched robbery at Musto Jewelers.
This softball game was the first for many to see him since being released from the hospital Friday afternoon.
“It's good hear up he’s up and around, and it’s a good thing after losing officer Maguire,” said Joann Pacheco.
Folks in Woburn said they're not used to seeing such violence. They're relieved to see Officer Denapoli recovering, but they're still worried.
Only one suspect -- Antonio Matos -- is in custody, leaving at least two others on the loose. Matos remains in the hospital.
“It's quite scary to know you’re not safe they're still two more people out there,” Pacheco said. “And I've heard they're armed and dangerous, so I'm quite scared to walk home at night.”
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