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Boston cop stabbed in the neck on domestic call; suspect fatally shot

Two officers were making their way upstairs when a knife-wielding man appeared

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Noah R. Bombard

By Sean Philip Cotter
Boston Herald

BOSTON — A police officer is expected to survive after a man who cops then shot to death stabbed him in the neck, authorities say.

Cops were responding to a domestic violence call at 27 Ingleside St. in Dorchester about 6:15 p.m. when two officers making their way up the stairs encountered a knife-wielding man, Superintendent-in Chief Greg Long told reporters at the scene a few hours later.

The man attacked, Long said, and stabbed one officer in the neck. The other officer fired at the man, striking him.

Both the injured officer and the man were taken to local hospitals, but the man who was shot was then pronounced dead.

Long, who’s the acting commissioner of the department, said the officer who was stabbed is expected to survive.

Multiple other officers were taken to the hospital for observation, as is department policy following shootings by an officer.

Little other information was immediately available about the suspect, the officers the knife — other than that cops said they found one on the scene — or what precipitated the call.

The area around the intersections of Ingleside, which is a tiny one-block side street, and Blue Hill Avenue and Dacia Street was shut down and swarming with officers hours after the stabbing and shooting.

Suffolk District Attorney Rachael Rollins’ office is investigating the shooting by an officer, as is also standard protocol.

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