Police investigate trooper involved shooting in Medford
BOSTON (WHDH) -- Police are investigating a police-involved shooting outside a Medford mall early Friday morning.
A large crime scene on Route 16 was taped off in both directions until 7 a.m. The investigation is ongoing. The shooting happened on Mystic Valley Parkway near Meadow Glen Road around 2 a.m.
A state trooper shot two men in a car in the early morning hours. The trooper was trying to pull the car over for a traffic stop but the car didn't stop. Two people who were inside the car were both rushed to the hospital. Both were rushed to Mass General Hospital but were expected to be okay.
The Middlesex district attorney's office says the driver, 19-year-old Stephen Cabrera of Haverhill, remained hospitalized. The male passenger was treated and released.
The trooper said that he drew his gun because he felt in fear for his life.
Per protocol, the trooper has been put on paid leave pending the investigation. The driver is expected to face assault with a dangerous weapon, and traffic violations, including running a red light.
State Police are in charge of the investigation and were still on the scene Friday as the morning commute got started.
Cabrera will be arraigned on Tuesday morning in Somerville district court. As for the shooting itself, it's up to the district attorney to decide whether or not this shooting by the trooper was justified.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.