BEVERLY — The investigation into the shooting of a Beverly police officer by a Hamilton police sergeant continued yesterday, with the district attorney's office refusing to release any new information on the probe's progress.
Hamilton police Chief Russell Stevens said he has read a suicide note left by Sgt. Kenneth Nagy, but he would not disclose its contents.
Essex County District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett's office is looking into the relationship between Nagy's widow and Beverly police Officer Jason Lantych, the man Nagy shot. Blodgett has described Lantych and Katie Nagy as friends who worked together as part of Katie Nagy's job as a victim advocate for the Beverly Police Department's domestic violence unit.
Lantych, 35, was shot in the leg and wrist and is recovering from his injuries at Beverly Hospital.
The district attorney's office and the Beverly Police Department have refused to release the 911 tapes and police report about the incident, which took place around 5:45 p.m. Friday outside the Starbucks in a strip mall in North Beverly.
Blodgett's spokeswoman, Carrie Kimball Monahan, would not say whether Lantych or Katie Nagy have been interviewed by investigators.
The district attorney's office has not provided any information about the investigation, including whether Kenneth Nagy used his service weapon.
Kenneth Nagy's funeral will be held tomorrow at St. James Church in Salem. The Nagy family's former pastor at The Church of St. Paul in Hamilton, the Rev. Louis Bourgeois, is now a senior priest in residence at St. James and will preside over the funeral Mass.
Nagy, 43, was a 19-year veteran of the Hamilton Police Department who was promoted to sergeant last summer. He lived in Rowley with his wife and two sons, ages 7 and 5.
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