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Officers negotiated with the shooter for about 3 1/2 hours before he opened fire, killing Officers Paul Elmstrand and Matthew Ruge, both 27, and firefighter/paramedic Adam Finseth, 40
Weymouth Police Sgt. Michael Chesna was killed when Emanuel Lopes threw a large rock at his head and shot him with his service weapon
“So then I hear, ‘Get him!’ and I look to my left, and it wasn’t but a second and a half, maybe two seconds,” Trey Filter said. “And somebody was running past me, and they’re yelling, ‘Get him!’ So I jumped”
Three people were detained by police, including 2 juveniles
A hospital spokesperson said 11 children were among those who were injured; police said two people have been detained
Salvador Alejandro Sanchez killed Kenneth French at a Costco after the non-verbal man hit Sanchez from behind
Officers took the shooter down shortly after the shots heard in the video were fired
“So the term ‘off-duty’ is almost a myth,” Sheriff Danny Rogers said. “We are never off-duty and we never know when we have to intervene.”