Decedent in officer-involved shooting identified

January 10, 2022 -Springfield- On Sunday, January 9, 2022 at approximately 8:30 a.m., Springfield Police officers responded to area of Liberty and Cass Streets for a report of a man who pulled a knife on a person. During the response, an officer’s service weapon was discharged. As a result, an adult male was rushed to Baystate Medical Center, where he later succumbed to his injuries.

One of the responding officers was also transported to Baystate Medical Center after suffering a stab wound to his face.    

The decedent has been identified has Mr. Orlando Taylor, 23, of Springfield.

A use of force investigation is being conducted by the Hampden District Attorney’s Office.

Hampden District Attorney Anthony Gulluni expresses his condolences to Mr. Taylor’s family.

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