Boston police officer in critical condition after shootout
BOSTON–A suspect in a motor vehicle stop opened fire on Boston police and seriously wounded an officer before being killed by authorities. An apparent bystander also has been injured.
The shootout happened Friday evening in the city’s Roxbury section.
Police Commissioner William Evans says the officer was shot just below his right eye and is hospitalized in critical condition in an induced coma. He says the suspect died at the scene and a woman suffered a flesh wound to her arm.
Evans says three other officers have been taken to a hospital with stress-related problems.
The commissioner says the wounded officer is on the police Youth Violence Task Force and is a highly decorated military veteran.
Mayor Marty Walsh released the following statement:
My thoughts and prayers are with the officer injured tonight, his family and friends and the entire Boston Police Department during this difficult time. These acts of violence have no place in our neighborhoods. Our community is stronger than ever, and tonight we are thankful for all of those who put their lives on the on the line everyday to protect our city.