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Boston Police Officer Shoots Man After Traffic Stop

A Boston officer shot a man on Thursday after a traffic stop. The shooting occurred at about 11:30 a.m. in Roslindale.

“During this traffic stop, a struggle ensued between the officers and the suspect over a firearm that was located in the vehicle,” said Police Commissioner Gregory Long. “During the struggle, one of the officers discharged her firearm, striking the suspect.”

The man was taken to the hospital but his injuries are not considered life-threatening, he said. His name and the charges he faces were not made public.

Some officers at the scene were also taken to hospitals for evaluation, Long said.

The officer's name was not released.

The shooting is under investigation by the department and the Suffolk district attorney's office.

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