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Agawam Officer that Shot Woman No Longer on Force

AGAWAM, Mass. (WGGB) – An Agawam police officer who shot a woman while responding to a call is no longer working for the police department.

In May 2012, Officer Danielle Petrangelo was responding to a call for help at Britteney Miles’ Maple Street apartment, after she called reporting that she has having issues with her boyfriend.

While investigating, Petrangelo’s service weapon discharged and the bullet hit Miles in the face.

After a lengthy investigation, Hampden County District Attorney Mark Mastroianni determined that the shooting was “accidental” and said that his office would not be pursuing criminal charges against Petrangelo.

In a statement issued Friday, Agawam Mayor Richard Cohen saying, “Per our labor attorney, this is a personnel matter. Therefore, I am not able to comment on specifics, except that Officer Petrangelo is no longer employed by the Town of Agawam.”

There is no word on when Petrangelo officially left the department.

Miles’ attorney, Frank Flannery, says that she is still recovering from her injuries and has returned to work full-time.

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