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Louis M Squires, 44
Springfield, Massachusetts
May 15, 2013

Agencies: Springfield Police Department Massachusetts

Last updated: 2 months ago

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The woman who allegedly touched off the incident by vandalizing the suspect’s car, Ethel L. McCreary, 27, of 17 Daytona St., was ordered held without bail pending a mental health assessment during her arraignment in District Court on one count of malicious damage to a motor vehicle.

The incident began at about 5:50 a.m. when McCreary allegedly went to Squires's home at 73 Albemarle St. and used a cinder block to smash the windows of a car he had rented. Police said Squires emerged from the residence to confront McCreary and retrieved a shotgun from the vehicle.

Calls to police by neighbors reported a man firing a shotgun at a woman who was hiding behind a black car. As officers arrived at the scene, Squires allegedly fired at a police cruiser.

When police backed down the street and called for back-up, the suspect continued to fire at them, said Delaney, aide to commissioner William J. Fitchet. Officers were able to get McCreary to safety. Squires, meanwhile, moved through rear yards to Braddock Street. Once there, officers again exchanged gunfire with Squires and he was shot.