Officer shot in Woburn released from hospital
BOSTON -- After his release from the hospital Friday, Police officer Robert Denapoli made an unannounced appearance to a Woburn charity softball game. Denapoli was shot three times on Tuesday while stopping an armed robbery at P. Musto & Sons Jewelers in Woburn.
Prior to his release Friday, police found a gray Toyota Camry in Jamaica Plain, which believed to be the getaway car -- bringing police closer in the search for at least two suspects that are still at large.
"This is a high-risk area," said one woman.
Sources say police were combing a Jamaica Plain neighborhood specifically looking for the vehicle because the one suspect in custody -- Antonio Matos, 25, -- may have ties to a gang in the area.
"It's kind of freaky that possibly around here -- they know somebody around here or they dumped it around here, you know," said Geoff McGaffigan, the car was found in his neighborhood.
Matos remains hospitalized after police say they shot him while he fled the scene. The vehicle belongs to his mother. Sources said she reported the car stolen earlier in the week.
Musto Jewelers reopened on Friday, and customers were happy to see the open sign back in the window.
"I'm glad that it's reopened, but I can't believe anybody would rob a jewelry store on the second floor on a busy corner like that. Why they are carrying guns, I don't know," said Phyllis Mahoney, a concerned resident.
Matos is in custody in the hospital. He is listed in serious condition. He is supposed to go before a judge next week to face charges in the robbery and the shooting.
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