Police search for a suspect after a shooting in East Boston, Massachusetts, Oct. 12, 2016. AP
By Steph Solis
Two Boston Police officers were shot and wounded following a shooting in East Boston late Wednesday night, authorities said, who later confirmed the suspect was dead.
Officials said the officers were responding to a report of a person with a gun at 10:51 p.m. on Gladstone Street when shots were fired. “Right now it looks like it was possibly a domestic incident gone bad,” Police Commissioner William Evans told reporters.
He did not disclose the identities of the officers or the suspect.
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Evans said early Thursday that one officer was in critical condition and the other officer was in stable condition, the Boston Globe reported.
He said both officers suffered “very serious wounds” and underwent multiple blood transfusions, according to the newspaper.
Police said they located the suspect and lifted a shelter-in-place order for nearby residents, saying in a tweet that the scene was secure.
“I commend the officers. They moved in and neutralized the threat pretty quick that no one else got killed,” Evans told reporters.
Hours earlier, police officials and Walsh honored the department’s first Hispanic officer killed in the line of duty, Jose Maceira. They announced Maceira, who was shot in 1974 and died in 1977 as a result of his injuries, would be added to the BPD’s Memorial Wall of Honor in police headquarters.
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BOSTON — Two Boston police officers were shot and wounded while responding to a report of a person with a gun, said police, who later confirmed that the suspect was dead.
The officers came under fire late Wednesday night at a home in the East Boston neighborhood of Orient Heights, according to CBS Boston.
“Right now it looks like it was possibly a domestic incident gone bad,” said Police Commissioner William Evans.
One of the officers was shot multiple times. Both were hospitalized in “extremely critical” condition at Massachusetts General Hospital, and both would require surgery.
Nine other officers were treated at Tufts Medical Center for minor physical injuries and emotional stress, CBS Boston reported. Police said both the officers in critical condition are male; one a 28-year veteran and the other a 12-year veteran of the department.
Police initially asked residents of the neighborhood to shelter in place as they searched for a suspect. They later said the suspect, a male who had been armed with an assault rifle, was found dead inside the home, and the situation was under control.
“I commend the officers. They moved in and neutralized the threat pretty quick that no one else got killed,” said Evans.
Police did not immediately identify the suspect or the wounded officers.
Evans said that he and Boston Mayor Martin Walsh were headed to the hospital to meet with the officers’ families. He asked that the community “pray for our officers.”
Baltimore Police Officer Shot After Investigating Federal Hill Carjacking
BALTIMORE (WJZ)— Authorities are investigating after a Baltimore Police officer was shot on Wednesday night in South Baltimore.
It happened in the 1000 block of Bethune Road in the Cherry Hill section of Baltimore.
According to police spokesperson T.J. Smith, prior to the shooting three suspects carjacked a vehicle on Gittings Street in the Federal Hill area. Two women were inside the vehicle at the time of the incident, they were not injured.
Police Commissioner Kevin Davis says officers were able to track the carjacked vehicle to a well known area where these vehicles are usually discovered.
“When our carjacking victim was attacked in Federal Hill and her car was taken, the Southern District patrol officers and detectives did a fantastic job of deploying in this area because they know based on recent patterns and trends that carjacked vehicles have been taken to this area after carjackings,” Davis said.
The commissioner says CCTV cameras tracked the carjacked vehicle to the Cherry Hill area which prompted a timely response by two detectives traveling in an unmarked car, wearing plain clothes.
When officers approached the vehicle, one of the the two suspects inside the car opened fire on the officers, striking one of the detectives in the wrist. That officer is expected to survive.
Police say they are searching for a total of three suspects who are involved in the incident.
Anyone with any informaiton is asked to call police.
Smith says no officers fired their weapon during the encounter.
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