At approximately 02:40 hours, Boston Police Officers from District C-11 were dispatched to an outside disturbance in the are of 22 Glendale Street in Dorchester. The third-party 911 caller stated that someone was screaming outside for help and the police. When Officers arrived on scene they were confronted by an adult male, in his late 40s brandishing a knife.
An altercation between the male and the responding officers ensued and the suspect stabbed one of the officers. At least one officer discharged their firearm striking the suspect at least one time. A code 303 was broadcast along with a radio request for additional units and Boston EMS.
Officers from across the city including Districts C-6 and B-2 responded to assist. The officer who was stabbed, was subsequently transported to a local area hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. He is expected to make a full recovery. The suspect was pronounced deceased on scene by Boston EMTs.
As is standard procedure, the officers who were directly involved in the incident were also transported by Boston EMS to a local area hospital for evaluation. Due to the nature of the incident, notifications were made and C-11 District Detectives, Command Staff, the Homicide Unit, Firearm Discharge Investigation Team Investigators , Crime Scene Response, the District Attorney’s Office and others all responded.
During a press conference at approximal 05:20 hours with Boston Police Acting Commissioner Greg Long and Suffolk County District Attorney Kevin Hayden confirmed that a fatal officer involved shooting had occurred and that at least two officers were injured during the incident.
The District Attorney’s Office will be taking lead on the investigation. During the press conference Acting Commissioner Long reminded the public, “this is a reminder of the dangers officers face every day and how quickly events can unfold when officers respond to a call.”
This is an ongoing incident and we will update when we have further.
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