Slain Yarmouth Officer Sean Gannon was New Bedford Native

Suspect who shot officer in Barnstable now in custody

A police officer on Cape Cod was shot throughout the head and killed Thursday whereas serving a warrant, native media reported.

A Boston 25 reporter, citing a Yarmouth Police provide, talked about the Okay-9 officer "died after being shot throughout the head" in Barnstable and the officer's family had been notified.

The suspect, who has a criminal history, is now in custody, but a shootout with police ensued around 5:45 p.m. after the suspect fatally shot Gannon, CBS 5 reported.

A long line of police cruisers from across the region lit up the procession route Thursday night as Gannon's body was brought from Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis to the medical examiner's officer in Sandwich.

The capturing unfolded spherical 3:30 p.m. whereas the officer, who was with two state troopers, was serving a warrant, Fox 25 Boston reported. "And I'm not just saying that".

Gannon joined the Yarmouth force in 2010 and previously worked with the Stonehill College and Nantucket police departments, according to WCVB. "The sky was the limit for him", said Yarmouth Police Chief Frank Frederickson. "The department is going to miss him terribly".

Gannon's K9 partner was also injured during the shooting and was rushed to a veterinary hospital for treatment. We're going to miss him terribly.

"We were deeply saddened to learn of the tragic passing of Westfield State alumnus Officer Sean Gannon".

Suspect Todd Latanowich, 29, of Somerville, Mass., has an prolonged jail file, Yarmouth police talked about.

It has been almost two years since the last time a police officer was killed in the line of duty in the state. The mugshot provided in this story is from a previous incident, of which police say they've had many, in 2016. He is being arraigned Friday in Barnstable District Court on a charge of murder.

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