Suspect is shot dead after opening fire on police, injuring two officers and killing a K9 responding to a Massachusetts domestic call
- Shooting occurred as police responded to a domestic call in Braintree Fridaytree
- The suspect opened fire and shot a K9 handler, another officer and a K9
- Authorities said the suspect, who has not been named, has been taken into custody
- Sources have since said they were shot and killed and the K9 was killed too
- The identities of the injured officers are unknown; they are expected to survive
A male suspect in his 30s has been shot dead after ambushing officers, wounding two officers and killing a K9 in Massachusetts.
The shooting happened as officers responded to a domestic call on Friday near McCusker Drive in Braintree.
During the incident, the suspect opened fire, shooting a K9 handler, another officer and a K9.
The identities of the injured officers have not been released. Authorities said in a press conference that the two officers had been shot at and operated on “several times” but are expected to survive.
The suspect was also shot and rushed to hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The K9 was also killed.
A male suspect in his 30s has been shot dead after opening fire on police, wounding two officers and killing a K9 in Massachusetts. the crime scene
The shooting happened as officers responded to a domestic call on Friday near McCusker Drive or Braintree
Sources told Boston 25 News that the domestic call came from a woman who claimed a man pointed a gun at her.
When police arrived, the suspect had already fled to a wooded area near the MBTA track and was being chased by law enforcement officers.
Officers set up a shelter for local residents as they set up a perimeter to search for the suspect.
Police said the suspect then “ambushed the officers,” shooting two of them as police fired back.
The suspect was shot and officers gave him first aid. He was taken to hospital where he died.
The injured officers were also taken to hospital, one to South Shore Hospital in Weymouth and the other to Boston Medical Center.
A neighbor told the Boston 25 News that they saw one officer carry on a stretcher while the second was able to walk to an ambulance with what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the arm.
During the incident, the suspect opened fire, killing a K9 handler, another officer and a K9. shot
The suspect was shot and taken to hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly afterwards. The K9 was also killed
The police say that the identity of the suspect will only be released after the next of kin have been informed.
However, they said he was a man in his mid-30s who was well known to police with arrest warrants at the time of the shooting.
Luis Rivera, who lives nearby, said he was walking his dog when he heard gunshots.
Rivera said police flooded the area at the time.
“I heard gunshots and all kinds of police came to the area,” he said.
“We’ve got Braintree, we’ve got State Troopers, we’ve got detectives, all kinds of agencies on this complex here.”
The Massachusetts State Department and State Police are investigating the incident.