UPDATE: Sgt. Ken Nagy Found Dead in His Car

Nagy reportedly shot and seriously wounded a Beverly officer on Friday night.

Hamilton Sgt. Ken Nagy, who was the target of a regionwide manhunt Friday night after he allegedly shot and seriously wounded a Beverly cop, was found dead in his vehicle near the scene of the shooting at about 11 p.m.

Multiple law enforcement agencies had been searching for Nagy, a 20-year veteran of the Hamilton police force, after he reportedly shot and

Nagy was off duty when he reportedly shot Beverly Police Officer Jason Lantych at 5:48 p.m. Friday before fleeing in his black 2008 Saab SUV with license plate number 4JH 620. Lantych is listed in serious condition at Beverly Hospital.

At an earlier press conference, Essex District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett said he was not going to guess as to a motive, but that “we believe they knew each other.”

Blodgett asked the public for their help in finding Nagy, who Blodgett called “armed and dangerous.”

Shortly before 11 p.m., Mass State Police reported that Nagy had returned to the scene. Initially, State Police reported that he fled his vehicle on foot, but later found that he was dead in the vehicle.

chris a February 26, 2012 at 03:48 AM
and another thing ken was not somebody that would look the other way no matter what your last name was
Paul J February 26, 2012 at 07:30 AM
@Steve,,,,I have lived in Hamilton for most of my life and your comment that "Hamilton police are so corrupt" is a statement that is quite untrue in the overall years that I have been in this town. Sounds like you are full of sour gapes.
Barbara February 26, 2012 at 10:10 PM
I live in Rowley there was no shooting here, don't know where you got your information but it's wrong.
Walter February 28, 2012 at 12:22 AM
What do the chiefs of either town have to do with anything? They should have known this was going to happen?
Jimmy Pingree March 01, 2012 at 10:19 AM
Dang, Nagy! Too bad this dude didn't watch American Beauty or the Weatherman or something to learn a different way to react to getting lied to and cheated on. I feel bad for the guy that he was getting cheated on and everything. But, ultimately, you are responsible for your own emotions, and man did he ever lose his head! I wonder if he found out that night and just snapped immediately or if it was something that he knew about for a little while and actually thought this up. Poor guy, must have been insanity and rage and self pity and anger and paranoia in his mind on that last day of his life. His poor sons. Damn, what a tough decision to make for his sons' sake. That's a decision that they're going to have to live with for the rest of their lives. Nagy sure got his wife back and then some. I'm sure she kinda feels like killing herself too. Terrible, Terrible, bizarre, tragic, sad, crazy story. Unfortunately, this type of cheating is not uncommon. But this reaction by Nagy is epic. He must have felt so betrayed and like he was the only person ever to be cheated on. But its good to remember that if it ever does happen to you, that trillions of people since the beginning of humans have gone through the same thing.


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