The father of a man accused of shooting a Boston Police officer says he is sorry for the victim and his family, and that he did not raise his son to be like this.
"I'm pretty saddened about this," said Grantley Headley.
His 27-year-old son, Grant Headley, allegedly shot a Boston Police Officer Friday.
"He's my son, I can't say anything negative about him," the elder Headley told necn. "He had some trouble, but he wasn't a bad person."
Asked why his son allegedly did what he did, Grantley Headley replied, "I don't know. I'm shocked."
Grantley Headley is now also apologizing to the officer.
"I feel bad for the police. I hope everything works out fine, I hope he recovers," he said. "If he did it, he's wrong to do it. It's pretty sad."
The suspect was on probation at the time of the shooting and is well-known to police. Officials say he did a five-year state prison stint after being convicted of dealing cocaine and having a firearm back in 2009.
His dad says the family has lived in Dorchester home for decades.
"I respect the Boston police, they do good work, and the last thing you expect is a family member to be shooting at police," he said.
Grantley Headley says he plans at some point to see his son, but he will not Friday. He's angry, but also feels bad for his son.