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Braintree Police Officer Is Expected To Recover After Being Shot In Head

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A wounded Braintree police officer who is a Marine Corps veteran is expected to undergo surgery Saturday to remove a bullet from his head after he was shot at a motel in the city Friday night, according to police.

Norfolk County District Attorney Michael Morrissey said 36-year-old Officer Donald Delaney was shot after Delaney and three other Braintree officers went to a Motel 6 on Union Street to serve a restraining order to Tizaya Jordan Robinson, 25, of Boston.

Morrissey said Robinson had a history of weapons violations and was found to have an active warrant from Dorchester District Court for domestic assault and battery, kidnapping and threatening to commit a crime.

The DA said the officers arrived at Robinson's room just before 9 p.m. but he did not open the door for the officers. When police tried to open the door using a key, Robinson fired two rounds through the door toward the officers, striking Delaney in the head, according to Morrissey.

Morrissey said the officers returned fire as they removed Delaney from the area and were unable to enter Robinson's room.

Police moved a robotic camera into the room around 2 a.m. Saturday morning and found Robinson dead with multiple gunshot wounds, including one to the head that the DA said appeared to be self-inflicted.

Morrissey said Robinson's body was taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Boston and an autopsy and cause of death are expected this weekend.

Delaney is alert at a Boston area hospital and is expected to recover from his injuries, according to police. Delaney has been with the Braintree Police Department since 2010 and has been awarded two life-saving awards.

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