BEVERLY — The investigation into the shooting of Beverly police officer Jason Lantych continued yesterday as the funeral of Hamilton police Sgt. Kenneth Nagy was set to be held today.
The district attorney's office refused to release any information about the investigation, which is looking into, among other things, the relationship between Lantych and Nagy's widow.
Lantych, a 10-year veteran of the Beverly Police Department, has worked with Katie Nagy, a victim advocate for the department's domestic violence unit.
Lantych and Katie Nagy attended a three-day training session on sexual assault and domestic violence investigation in San Antonio in August, Beverly police Chief Mark Ray confirmed yesterday. Ray said one other Beverly police officer attended along with Lantych and Nagy.
Last Friday, Lantych and Kenneth Nagy had arranged to meet at the Starbucks in North Beverly, where Nagy shot Lantych in the leg and wrist outside the coffee shop about 5:45 p.m. Lantych normally works the evening shift but had taken a vacation day, Ray said.
Nagy returned to the scene about 10:30 p.m. and shot himself in the head inside a black Saab SUV.
Nagy's wake was held yesterday at the Murphy Funeral Home in Salem. His funeral is scheduled for today at 11 a.m. at St. James Church in Salem, where the Nagy family's former pastor at St. Paul's Church in Hamilton, the Rev. Louis Bourgeois, is a senior priest in residence and will preside at the Mass.
Nagy, 43, was a 19-year veteran of the Hamilton Police Department. He lived in Rowley with his wife and two sons, ages 7 and 5.
Lantych is recovering at Beverly Hospital. The district attorney's office would not say whether investigators have interviewed Lantych or Katie Nagy yet.
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