HAMILTON — An internal affairs report has concluded that Hamilton police Sgt. Kenneth Nagy exhibited no warning signs his fellow officers should have noticed before he shot a Beverly police officer, then killed himself with his service revolver on Feb. 24 outside a North Beverly Starbucks, according to the Hamilton chief.
"There were no signs and symptoms that Sgt. Nagy exhibited that would have indicated he was going to be involved with this," Hamilton police Chief Russell Stevens said.
Stevens said the lack of any advance warning was one of the findings of an internal affairs report he received last week.
The report into the double shooting, which has not yet been released, was done by APD Management Inc., of Tewksbury, which specializes in law enforcement work.
The outside consultant also concluded that there are no new rules that need to be adopted to prevent this kind tragedy in the future, the chief said.
"All the proper rules and regulations were in place," Stevens said.
Nagy called in sick that Friday and had his service revolver with him, but that is allowed under department rules, the chief said.
The report concluded that Nagy violated numerous department rules during the incident.
Beverly Patrolman Jason Lantych, who was shot in the leg and wrist, is still recuperating.
Nagy shot Lantych "because of his perception of a relationship" between Lantych and Nagy's wife," the Essex County District Attorney's office concluded.
Calling it a tragedy for the families involved and for the two communities, Stevens said he hoped "the healing process can begin."
Tom Dalton can be reached at tdalton@gloucestrertimes,com.