Police officer seriously wounded, suspect killed in Boston shootout


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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.


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