Police officer seriously wounded, suspect killed in Boston shootout

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

(Image Credit: MGN Online)

BOSTON (AP) — A suspect in a motor vehicle stop has 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.


Google Map for coordinates 42.360082 by -71.058880.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.