3 Boston cops shot, suspect dead in hours-long standoff

Two of the officers suffered serious injuries

By Will Katcher

BOSTON — A Boston police officer was released from Boston Medical Center Tuesday night after he and two colleagues were shot during an hours-long standoff with a suspect in Dorchester. The two other officers are still in the hospital, CBS Boston reported.

The six-hour standoff, which ended with the suspect dead, began Tuesday morning on Ferndale Street. It continued into the mid-afternoon, with SWAT trucks and ambulances crowding the Dorchester street as police negotiated with the suspect who was inside a home.

The suspect had refused to leave a family member’s apartment and was threatening them, NBC Boston said. When police went into the building Tuesday afternoon, the suspect shot at them. The officers returned fire and killed the suspect, police said.

The three officers shot are all expected to survive, though some suffered serious injuries, Boston Police Superintendent-in-Chief Gregory Long said, according to NBC.

Dozens of officers lined the sidewalk outside Boston Medical Center as one of the injured officers was released from the hospital Tuesday, CBS Boston said.

The shooting follows the stabbing four days ago of a Boston police officer responding to a call in Dorchester. The officer is expected to survive.

“In the last three days, we’ve had multiple Boston Police officers stabbed and shot by individuals,” Suffolk District Attorney Rachael Rollins said Tuesday, CBS Boston reported. Rollins said she sat with the injured officers in the hospital. “They were grateful I believe, but many of them feel like they are not being appreciated, quite frankly,” she said.

Boston Mayor-elect Michelle Wu wrote on Twitter that she had been briefed on the shooting and would be monitoring it closely.

“My prayers are with the injured officers, their loved ones & those in our community who have had to face violence & trauma in our neighborhoods in the past week,” Wu wrote.

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