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Both Officers Shot In East Boston Incident Have Been Released From Hospital

Officer Richard Cintolo, left, and Officer Matthew Morris (Courtesy BPD)MoreCloseclosemore
Officer Richard Cintolo, left, and Officer Matthew Morris (Courtesy BPD)

The second Boston police officer shot while responding to a domestic dispute in East Boston last week has been released from the hospital.

Officer Matthew Morris, a 12-year veteran of the force, was released from Massachusetts General Hospital on Saturday afternoon, according to a tweet from the Boston Police Department. He was transported to Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital for "continued treatment and care."

Officer Richard Cintolo, a 27-year veteran of the force, was discharged from MGH on Wednesday, according to the BPD.

Both officers were in critical condition after being shot multiple times by 33-year-old Kirk Figueroa on the night of Oct. 12 in Eastie's Orient Heights neighborhood. Figueroa, who was wearing a ballistic vest, had armed himself with what police called a "tactical shotgun" when the officers arrived to investigate an incident between Figueroa and his roommate.

Figueroa was fatally shot by other officers who responded to the scene.

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