A State Police trooper was allegedly hit with a car during a recent traffic stop on Shirley Avenue. According to police, at approximately 1:10 p.m. on November 10, the trooper and a rookie trooper stopped an Audi operated by Juan Pineda, 21, of Lynn. Pineda was reportedly wanted for a prior incident in which he failed to stop for police. One of the troopers ordered Pineda to get out of the car; however, he refused to comply. He then allegedly hit the accelerator and took a run at the troopers.
According to police, “one or both” troopers opened fire on Pineda’s vehicle. Pineda was not injured during the exchange.
After fleeing the scene, Pineda was stopped approximately a half-mile away on Arlington Street. According to police, Pineda got out of the car and attempted to flee on foot. However, Revere Police Officers were waiting for him and took him into custody.
Both troopers were taken to a Boston hospital for evaluation.
Pineda is facing charges including assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and having an outstanding warrant. Pineda was arraigned in Chelsea District Court.