“3 suspects in custody & 2 BPD officers in the hospital after early morning incident in Chinatown. Police were called to Tyler St. for reports of a suspect with a gun. 2 officers fired their weapons but no suspects were struck/injured. Told officers injuries are minor,” a reporter from the location Tweeted.
The officers who got injured suffered minor injuries after the officer-involved gun shooting erupted in Chinatown. They were taken to the hospital immediately.
At around 2:00 a.m. on Monday, officers responded to a call to reach Tyler Street, Boston as a person was reported to have a gun in his silver SUV. When the officers went near the vehicle, it accelerated and slammed into a couple of nearby cars parked in the area.
“Officers approached the vehicle — they observed and approached the vehicle. The vehicle subsequently struck two parked motor vehicles. Two officers did just discharged a firearm,” said Boston Police Deputy Supt. Felipe Colon.
At that point, the officer began shooting the car, “No suspect was struck” they added.
Reportedly, there were three people in the silver SUV. None of them was injured however, they were arrested on the spot. A gun was retrieved from their car.
While it is not yet clear how the police officers got hurt, it was reported that they were driven to Boston Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries. The suspects will be called for a court trial on Monday.
“Two Boston police officers shot. Department asking for prayers for injured officers. Search for suspect continues,” ABC World News Now Tweeted.
As of now, police did not reveal the suspect’s identities nor if they had exchanged fires with the officials.
“This is an active investigation, it’s fluid,” said Colon. “We have our firearm discharge investigative team on scene. So we’ll have more at a later time.” Investigators on the location are currently seeking statements from the witnesses.