Officials: Jammed Gun Likely Saved Boston Police Officer's Life in Shooting

A Boston Police officer who survived a shootout with a suspected drug dealer was likely saved by a jammed gun, according to prosecutors.

Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley said Wednesday that Grant Headley most likely stopped shooting at Kurt Stokinger because his gun malfunctioned.

Headley is accused of firing at police on Jan. 8, hitting Stokinger in the leg. The officer was treated at Boston Medical Center and released two days later.

The suspect was indicted last month in the shooting. He faces charges including armed assault with intent to murder and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, as well as gun and drug charges.

Bail was set at $1.5 million for Headley. He is due back in court on May 17 for a pretrial conference.

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