Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Suspect fatally shot by police in Boston's South End

Suspect fatally shot by police in Boston's South End BOSTON (FOX 25 / –

Police were forced to use deadly force on a man after they say he brandished a firearm and refused to put it down in Boston's South End neighborhood on Tuesday.

It happened on the far end of Dartmouth Street and Columbus Avenue, just steps away from the MBTA station in the South End. Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis says officers pulled over a metallic Cadillac around 630 p.m. Tuesday.

Police say a man who was alone in the car got out and ran off. Officers chased him near the Southwest Corridor Park, right behind Copley Place.

That's when they say the man pulled out a gun. After telling the suspect to drop his weapon, police fired one shot, hitting that suspect in the chest.

The suspect was later pronounced dead at Boston Medical Center. Police say two officers were also sent to the hospital, but Commissioner Davis says they weren't shot and their injuries are minor.

It's still unclear why officers were first pulling the man over. Investigators say they aren't searching for any other suspects.

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