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Boston Officer Continues Recovery After Shooting

Officer John Moynihan, who is recovering at Boston Medical Center, was alert and talking Monday and is expected to make a full recovery

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    Boston Officer Continues Recovery After Shooting

    Officer John Moynihan, who is recovering at Boston Medical Center, was alert and talking Monday and is expected to make a full recovery (Published Tuesday, March 31, 2015)

    A Boston Police Officer shot in the line of duty in continuing his recovery.

    Officer John Moynihan, who is recovering at Boston Medical Center, was alert and talking Monday and is expected to make a full recovery.

    Cellphone video shot by a Roxbury resident shows the chaotic moments after Moynihan was shot Friday evening.

    Colleagues attended to the fallen officer and across the street, the body of suspect Angelo West. Police say west opened fire with a .357 magnum, shooting the officer in the face. Police

    Commissioner William Evans talked about West on necn's "Broadside" Monday night.

    Williams said, “Obviously he had a real violent past. I'm not one to disrespect the dead. I do feel bad for his family to tell you the truth. He was a dangerous guy out there who obviously didn't want to go back to prison. And shame on him for taking a shot at my officer.”

    Officer Moynihan got a visit from Vice President Joe Biden Monday and warm wishes from the President, who were both in town for the Kennedy Institute dedication.

    President Obama said, “Boston, know that Michelle and I have joined our prayers with yours these past few days for a hero, former Army Ranger and Boston Police Officer John Moynihan, who was shot in the line of duty Friday night.”
     

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