July 12, 2012
For Immediate Release
Contact: Tim Connolly 508-368-7236
WORCESTER — State Police Detectives assigned to the Worcester County District Attorney’s Office, several state police units and Worcester Police are investigating the shooting death of a 43-year-old city man in a confrontation with a state trooper early Thursday morning, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.
The shooting happened at about 12:10 a.m. near Chandler and Irving streets, not far from downtown.
Victor Davila was shot once in the chest as he drove a stolen car toward the state trooper. An ambulance brought Mr. Davila to the University of Massachusetts Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has accepted the case.
A female passenger in the car jumped from the out and fled on foot. She remains at large.
The incident began after the trooper attempted to pull over the 1997 gray Honda Accord. The car had been reported stolen by a Leicester man. The trooper was outside his cruiser when Mr. Davila drove the car toward the trooper. Mr. Davila was shot through the windshield.
The name of the trooper is being withheld pending the result of the investigation conducted by the Worcester County District Attorney’s Office with the assistance of the Worcester Police.
State Police Crime Scene Section processed the shooting scene. The State Police Air Wing photographed the scene from the air. State Police Ballistics unit and the Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section also assisted in the investigation.