QUINCY, Mass. (WPRI) — An armed robbery suspect who police say stole one of their cruisers and led them on a chase through multiple communities is dead following an officer-involved shooting, according to Norfolk District Attorney Michael Morrissey.
Massachusetts State Police say the suspect, a 36-year-old white male, stole the cruiser around 7 a.m. after a reported armed robbery at a convenience store in Rockland.
The pursuit continued until police were able to stop the cruiser on Burgin Parkway in Quincy, where a state police STOP team and crisis negotiators were brought in.
After about an hour, police say the suspect took off but was stopped a second time further down the parkway.
Police barricaded the cruiser with the suspect inside before he was shot by one of the officers, officials said.
“Despite the numerous requests to surrender, the suspect started to come out of the passenger door armed with a patrol rifle,” Morrissey explained. “The state police SWAT team member discharged his weapon and shot the suspect.”
Morrissey said the suspect was immediately transported to Boston Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
The MBTA temporarily suspended Red Line and commuter rail service in the area. Service has since been resumed.
The incident remains under investigation.