2 Boston Police Officers Recovering After East Boston Shootout

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Officer Richard Cintolo, left, and Officer Matthew Morris (Courtesy BPD)
Officer Richard Cintolo, left, and Officer Matthew Morris (Courtesy BPD)

Two Boston police officers remain in critical condition, but are recovering, at Massachusetts General Hospital after a deadly shootout in East Boston Wednesday night.

Law enforcement officials say officers responded to a domestic dispute between two male roommates. Shortly after they arrived, one of the men, wearing a bulletproof vest, allegedly opened fire with a tactical shot gun.

Boston Police Commissioner Bill Evans says police heard screaming "303" into the radio, which signifies an officer down.

"Several other officers proceeded inside, [where] they engaged further in a exchange of gunfire. Two of the officers dragged their fellow officers out of the line of fire," Evans says.


Anthony Brooks, WBUR senior political reporter. He tweets @anthonygbrooks.

This segment aired on October 13, 2016.


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