Police investigate officer-involved shooting
BOSTON (WHDH) -- Residents who live at the Maryellen McCormack Housing Development on Old Colony Avenue in South Boston looked on in disbelief after police opened fire on a man they say fired at them Tuesday.
“It’s kind of scary to -- just to see something like this happen and go on,” said Marla Lynch, who heard the gunfire.
Boston police responded to a drug investigation call around 1 p.m. Upon arrival, officers approached the suspect and announced their presence. The suspect fled, officers pursued. The suspect began shooting and officers returned fire.
“At some point during that…the individual raised a weapon and discharged rounds at the officers,” said Supt.-in-Chief Dan Linskey of the Boston Police Department.
Two officers returned fire, hitting the man once in the chest. He was taken to Tufts Medical Center.
Police recovered a firearm and assorted narcotics from the suspect.
Investigators spent hours collecting evidence at the scene.
“Personally I feel that kids who carry guns are cowards, so a lot of innocent people getting hurt on the streets,” said one man.
Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling CrimeStoppers at 1(800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of those wishing to remain anonymous.