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Boston Police Officer, 2 Others Shot

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A Dorchester man faces a variety of charges for allegedly shooting a Boston police officer at around 7 a.m. Tuesday morning.

Officers responding to a domestic violence complaint on Wentworth Terrace say 25-year-old Tyrone Cummings opened fire on them, hitting 13-year-veteran Shawn Marando in the leg.

The police fired back, striking Cummings several times. Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley says it appears officers acted properly.

"There is no question that Mr. Cummings initiated [Tuesday] morning's gunfight when he produced an illegal firearm and pointed it at responding Boston police officers," Conley said.

A woman who was at the scene was also shot, but her wounds aren't life-threatening.

"We don't know [Cummings'] intentions, but we know he brought two illegal firearms and a bag full of bullets to the altercation he had with this young woman," Conley said.

Cummings is in stable condition at Boston Medical Center, and will be arraigned Wednesday on assault, firearms and domestic violence charges.

Officer Marando is recovering after surgery.

This program aired on June 14, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.

Steve Brown Senior Reporter/Anchor
Steve Brown is a veteran broadcast journalist who serves as WBUR's senior State House reporter.



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