Officer Shoots Person in Roslindale, Boston Police Say

Superintendent in Chief Gregory Long said officers and the driver struggled over a firearm found in the vehicle

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A police officer shot a man Thursday morning in Boston's Roslindale neighborhood, according to authorities.

The shooting happened after a traffic stop on the 3800 block of Washington Street around 11:20 a.m., the Boston Police Department said.



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Superintendent in Chief Gregory Long said officers and the driver struggled over a firearm found in the vehicle.

"During the struggle, one of the officers discharged her firearm, striking the suspect," Long said.

The man who was shot suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to a hospital, where he was placed under arrest.

He will be charged with three counts of assault and battery on a police officer, possession of a firearm; subsequent offence, possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony, possession of a loaded firearm, possession of ammunition, possession of class B drugs with intent to distribute; subsequent offense, and resisting Arrest.

Police have not said why the man was originally pulled over. His name has not been released.

Three officers were also taken to a hospital for evaluation and minor injuries following the incident, Long said, but none were shot.

A heavy police presence could be seen on Washington Street, a short distance from the Forest Hills MBTA station and across the street from a school. Multiple ambulances were on the scene, and Washington Street traffic was detoured for hours as police investigated.

“I saw some shell casings and they were marking them with evidence markers,” said Doug Carp, who was near the scene right after it happened.

“We take a lunch outside and see all the commotion here, the detective asking if we know something,” said Walter Solorzano who works nearby.

Late in the afternoon, a car was towed away and there was a police dog canvassing a property near where it happened.

“It’s just crazy," Solorzano said. "Honestly, we were surprised like you are surprised knowing nothing, you know, we were just inside.”

Police say they recovered a gun at the scene and are in the process of reviewing that bodycam video.

An investigation is ongoing.

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