2 Boston Police Officers Injured, 1 Critically, After Shootout; 1 Suspect Killed
A suspect was killed and two Boston Police officers were injured during an apparent shootout late Wednesday, officials said.
The incident was reported about 10:50 p.m. ET in the Orient Heights area of East Boston when police responded to a person with a gun and the officers “came under fire,” police officials tweeted.
One of the officers was critically injured during the incident and another is in stable condition, Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans told WCVB. One of the officers was shot multiple times, he said.
Evans called the incident a “domestic incident gone bad.”
One suspect died at the scene of the shooting, inside a home, the commissioner said.
Residents in the East Boston area were asked to remain inside their homes, officials tweeted. The area was secured and the shelter-in-place was lifted after a suspect was in custody.
“The situation in East Boston is under control. Please pray for our officers,” Evans was quoted as saying in a tweet.
The incident happened less than a week after two officers were shot and killed in an ambush in Palm Springs. John Felix, 26, was charged Wednesday with murder in connection with the death of officers Jose Vega and Lesley Zerebny. He faces the following charges: murder of a police officer in a line of duty; committing multiple murders; and lying in wait, according to the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office. He also faces three counts of attempted murder, which were reflective of the suspect’s attempts to kill three additional officers.