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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Boston Officer Shoots Suspect on Washington St.

At approximately 7:45PM, a Boston Police Officer shot a suspect he had been involved in a foot chase with at 1850 Washington St. Numerous district officers responded to assist in securing the scene. The suspect was transported to Boston Medical Center with a non-life threatening wound to the shoulder. The BPD officer received medical attention for possible stress.

Boston Police are investigating the incident, and have closed Washington St between Mass Ave and Melnea Cass Blvd. The BPD Red Team, Crime Scene Unit, and Lighting Trucks responded. A command center has been established and the investigation will likely go on throughout the night.

Circumstances leading to the shooting are unknown at this time.

Per UniversalHub, the officer's weapon discharged as he fought with the suspect.

All information is gathered from the police scanner. All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.

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