Wounded Boston police officers out of surgery


The Boston man who allegedly shot and critically wounded two police officers Wednesday night has been identified as 33-year-old Kirk Figueroa, the Boston Police Department said.

Evans said both officers had been hit by multiple bullets and were in "extremely critical" condition, each requiring blood transfusions.

During a news conference, Boston Police Commissioner William Evans said other officers were prompted to respond after they heard screaming of shots fired and officer down on the radio shortly after the two officers initially arrived and entered the home on Gladstone Street.

One of the officers was shot several times and the other officer was shot once or twice.

The wounded officers were taken to Massachusetts General Hospital, where they're being treated for serious injuries. Authorities say nine officers are being treated for minor injuries, stress and trauma after a shootout left two Boston police officers wounded and a suspect dead.

Authorities say they've located a suspect wanted in connection with the shooting of two Boston police officers.

State police, SWAT units, transit police and Winthrop Police also responded to the firefight Wednesday night.

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The third roommate described hearing the suspect yelling and hearing between "30-50" shots.

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Evans said police used deadly force on the gunman as a last resort. One of the officers is a 28-year veteran on the force, while the other has served for 12 years.

"Domestic calls are the most volatile, you never really know what you're walking into", Evans said, and asked the community to pray for the officers' recovery.

Evans did not disclose the identities of the officers or the suspect.

The shooting took place inside a house in the Orient Heights neighborhood at about 11 p.m. local time, the Boston Police Department tweeted.

The incidents are the latest in a string of fatal shootings of law enforcement officers across America amid an outcry over the deaths of unarmed African Americans at the hands of police.

"I saw a whole bunch of guns, and the shooting kept going, and [police officers] were running", resident Eric Dicrescenzo said.

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