BREAKING [UPDATES]: Two Boston Police Officers Shot – Suspect Dead
This is a developing story and we will bring your more details as they become available.
[UPDATE – 11:30 AM EST] – Boston Police Commissioner Bill Evans told reporters early Thursday that both officers were in “extremely critical” condition with one suffering life-threatening injuries. They both underwent surgery.
The officers that were shot were not identified, but according to police, they are described as a 28-year and a 12-year veteran of the department.
The shooter was armed with an assault rifle and was wearing a ballistic vest, according to police.
The suspect was identified as 33-year-old Kirk Figueroa of East Boston.
Police were responding to a call just before 11:00 pm about potential domestic disturbance between two male roommates in East Boston. One of the roommates was described as being armed.
Gunfire was exchanged and two police officers had to drag the other two wounded cops out. One officer was hit multiple times and another officer had to apply pressure to the wound using his hand, according to Evans. The officer was then rushed to Massachusetts General Hospital.
Nine other officers were being treated at Tufts Medical Center for trauma, stress and minor injuries.
[UPDATE – 12:21AM EST] – Boston Police have located the suspect and the scene is secure. The suspect has been killed. After two officers being shot, one officer is in critical condition and the other has non-life threatening injuries.
Wednesday night two Boston Police officers were shot and the suspect is still at large.
The officers were responding to a “call for a person with a gun” and Boston PD is asking all residents of the neighborhood in East Boston where the shooting happened to stay indoors as a manhunt is conducted.
Police are asking residents of the East Boston neighborhood where the shooting happened to shelter in place as officers search the area for the suspect.