3 Boston police officers shot in Dorchester; suspect in standoff shot and killed by officers

Three Boston police officers were shot and a suspect was killed during a standoff in Dorchester on Tuesday, according to police.

At 9:30 a.m., officers responded to a call at Ferndale Street in Dorchester about a person with a gun, Boston police superintendent-in-chief Gregory Long told the press on Tuesday night. When police arrived, they found a suspect had threatened people inside an apartment with a firearm. The suspect then barricaded himself inside.

Negotiations lasted for five to six hours, and involved SWAT teams and Boston police negotiators, Long said.

Police were inside the apartment around 3:30 p.m. when the suspect fired at the officers, striking three. Police returned fire, shooting the suspect multiple times. He was pronounced dead at the scene, Long said. No other information about his identity was provided.

The three officers were taken to a hospital with serious injuries. As of Wednesday afternoon, two had been released, police said. The third was expected to recover.

Another Boston police officer was injured on Saturday evening. In that incident, an officer shot and killed a suspect in Dorchester after the person stabbed an officer in the neck with a knife.

"In the last three days, we've had four Boston police officers suffer injuries as a result of lethal force," Long said to the press on Tuesday night. "This highlights the dangers the men and women of this department face every single day they put on this uniform."

This article was originally published on November 09, 2021.


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