BOSTON (UPI) — Two police officers were shot in Boston Wednesday night while responding to a domestic violence call, and a suspect with a gun was shot dead after being located by police.
One officer was shot multiple times and another shot at least once in East Boston — both are expected to survive — and a suspect was killed after police moved in quickly to prevent additional injuries, according to officials.
Streets in the area were briefly blocked late Wednesday night, and police issued a shelter-in-place order while searching for the suspect that was lifted just after midnight Thursday.
“One of my officers is being treated for life-threatening injuries while the other’s injuries appear to be non-life,” Boston Police Commissioner William Evans said on Twitter, later telling reporters “we’re praying they’re both going to be fine.”
The officers were responding to a possible domestic violence situation involving a person with a gun around 10:51 p.m. Wednesday when the officers were shot.