A veteran state trooper is lucky to be alive after a shootout rocked a section of Downtown Chicopee Friday morning.
For state trooper John Vasquez, it was just another call to action.
The 20 year veteran of the force was shot several times, trying to pin down the shooter.
Fortunately for Vasquez, other trooper were there to take him out of a dangerous situation.
“Two Chicopee police officers and two state police troopers responded. They were met with gunfire,” says Mass. State Police Colonel Marian McGovern.