Two Boston Police Officers Shot, Suspect Dead
Two Boston police officers were shot and wounded Wednesday night on Gladstone Street in East Boston, while the suspect is dead, multiple reports confirm.
The shooting occurred at about 11 p.m. One officer has life-threatening injuries, while the other officer’s injuries are not life threatening, NBC News reports.
Police responded to a call of a person with a gun at about 10:51 p.m. when “officers came under fire,” a tweet from the Boston police said.
Police told residents on Twitter to take shelter and that a search for a suspect was underway. The order was later lifted and one suspect was located by police, but the condition of that suspect was not immediately clear, according to NBC News.
Hours before the shooting, police officers, officials and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh honored the department’s first Hispanic officer killed in the line of duty, Jose Maceira, according to USA Today.
Maceira, who was shot in 1974 and died in 1977 as a result of his injuries, was added to the Boston Police Department’s Memorial Wall of Honor in their police headquarters.