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Officer Involved Shooting Under Investigation in Mass.

Suspect listed in grave condition in Boston area hospital



    (Published Sunday, July 17, 2016)

    Massachusetts State Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting that took place in Chelmsford.

    According to the Middlesex District Attorney's Office, a Tyngsborough police officer attempted to make a routine traffic stop after spotting a vehicle around 9 p.m. on Saturday evening. Authorities said the officer followed the driver down Route 3 where the man entered the parking lot of Sully's Ice Cream on Graniteville Road in Chelmsford.

    When a Chelmsford sergeant approached the car, the suspect backed up and dragged the officer several yards. Authorities said the officer then struck a Chelmsford cruiser.

    Fearing for the safety of that officer, a Tyngsborough officer fired his weapon, striking the man.

    Officer Involved Shooting Under Investigation in Mass.

    Officer Involved Shooting Under Investigation in Chelmsford, Mass.
    (Published Sunday, July 17, 2016)

    The suspect, a 27-year-old Tyngsborough man, was airlifted to a hospital in Boston where he was listed in grave condition.

    The Chelmsford officer was taken to a nearby hospital after suffering non-life threatening injuires and was later released.

    Per department policy, authorities said the Tyngsborough officer that used his weapon is currently on administrative leave.

    This incident is still under investigation.

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