2 Officers And A Suspect Shot In Falmouth, State Police Say

Two Falmouth officers and a suspect were shot Friday in an incident now under investigation, Massachusetts State Police officials said. All three were taken to area hospitals, and the officers are expected to recover.

Cape and Islands District Attorney Michael O'Keefe told reporters Friday evening that the officers were fired on by the male suspect while responding to a disturbance at 5:35 p.m. at Ashley Drive at Seacoast Shores Boulevard.

"[The officers] arrived, they observed this individual, they tried to have an encounter with him, he became more and more agitated and finally produced a weapon and began firing at the officers," O'Keefe said.

One officer was grazed in the head by a bullet, treated and later released from the hospital. The other officer was shot twice. The first shot hit his bulletproof vest, and the other hit above it. O'Keefe said he is "awake" in hospital and talking with his family.

The suspect, who has not been identified, was shot multiple times. He was initially transported to a hospital in Plymouth before being flown by medical helicopter to a Boston hospital.

Falmouth police and state police officials assigned to the Cape and the Islands district attorney's office are investigating.

This article was originally published on July 27, 2018.

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