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Boston police say four officers were injured Saturday night when a driver allegedly struck them with his car. The suspect, later identified as 35-year-old Michael McKoy, is facing criminal charges.
Near the intersection of Glenway Street and Old Road in Dorchester, police found a blue Honda Odyssey parked in front of 16 Glenway Street. Suspecting that the driver had a firearm, officers followed the car as it pulled onto Old Road, turned right onto Columbia Road and stopped at the intersection of Columbia Road and Geneva Avenue, police say in a press release on their website.
As officers neared the vehicle, the driver put the car into gear and drove directly toward the officers, knocking them to the ground. Three of the four injured officers were rushed to a hospital. The driver fled through the intersection onto Columbia Road.
Police say they noted the suspect's erratic driving patterns — the car failed to stop at stop signs, drove the wrong way on one-way streets and discarded two unidentified items from the vehicle. When the car crashed into a streetlight, the suspect exited the car. Police confronted the driver, who then ran down Hampden Street towards Melnea Cass Boulevard. Officers caught up to the suspect at the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard.
Police say they found six guns, 116 rounds of ammunition, 22 bags of crack cocaine, 70.4 grams of heroin and fentanyl, a large hunting knife and $25,000 in cash at the scene where the car had crashed.
At around 7 p.m., officers arrested McKoy, who will be arraigned in Dorchester District Court on a slew of charges.
Police say that three of the officers are being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
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