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Suspect, Police Officer Injured In South Boston Shooting

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Police say a Boston officer has been injured following a confrontation with a 54-year-old man armed with what turned out to be a pellet gun.

Authorities say state troopers and city officers responded to a 911 call at about 9 p.m. Wednesday for reports of a man with a gun in South Boston.

Police say the man, later identified as Kenneth Connelly, did not comply with repeated requests to show his hands, and instead raised a weapon and fired.

At least one officer returned fire, striking Connelly.

Police say Connelly was taken to a hospital in critical condition.

One Boston officer was struck by a pellet.

Police recovered two pellet guns in the area.

The Suffolk district attorney's office is investigating the use of force.

This program aired on June 13, 2013. The audio for this program is not available.

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