The two Boston Police officers injured in a shooting last week in East Boston have been upgraded to "stable condition."
According to tweets posted by the department, officers Matt Morris and Richard Cintolo are "out of the critical phrase."
Commissioner William Evans said Monday, “Just left the hospital. Both guys doing better. It appears somebody upstairs is listening to all of our prayers."
Both officers were injured in a shooting Wednesday night after Kirk Figueroa pulled a gun on the officers who were responding to a domestic disturbance.
Police are commending the quick and brave work of their fellow officers. Authorities said after Kirk Figueroa opened up on them with a shotgun, hitting both Cintolo and Morris, other officers put themselves in harms way, tending the wounds of their hurt comrades while still under fire. One SWAT officer put himself between Figeuroa and the wounded officers, shielding them, firing on him, eventually taking him down.
"I don't want to give names but one particular officer stood between the individual who already shot our officers and protected the officers, continued to give them cover while other officers were able to safely remove the other two and provide the very necessary urgent care otherwise those officers could have very well bled out," Evans said.
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and several Boston officers attended a mass at St Joseph and St Lazarus Church on Monday night in honor of the Boston Police Department and the wounded but healing officers.