BOSTON, Mass. (WPRI) — A Boston police officer has been shot and is recovering from non-life-threatening injuries.
It happened early Friday morning in Roxbury.
During a press conference Friday morning, Boston Police Commissioner William Gross said the suspect began shooting at officers during a routine traffic stop around 2:20 a.m.
The injured officer was shot several times in the upper torso. He is being treated at Boston Medical Center.
According to police, the suspect drove away but was later found a couple of streets away, where he was pronounced dead.
Officers said they found a gun at the scene.
Gross said the officer who was shot has only been with the police force for about a year or two.
The officers exchanged gunfire with the victim on Gerard Street. and the victim was found dead on George Street.
The officer and the suspect have not yet been identified, but police say the suspect was a man in his mid-to-late 30s.
WHAT WE KNOW SO FAR:
-Situation stemmed from routine traffic stop
-Suspect started shooting at 2 rookie @bostonpolice officers
-1 officer shot several times in upper torso, is expected to survive
-Suspect fled the scene, was found dead in vehicle a short distance away@wpri12 pic.twitter.com/fkLruM1sFD— Julianne Lima (@JulianneLimaTV) February 22, 2019