Roxbury Man Shot During Struggle with Boston Police Officer

June 13, 2011
By Parker Scheer LLP on June 13, 2011 4:30 PM |

A Roxbury man was shot in the shoulder on June 9th following a struggle with a Boston Police officer. A Boston Police department spokesman reported that the incident took place on the busy Washington Street in Roxbury. Spokesperson David Estrada reported that several officers were called to a Washington Street address around 7:32 p.m. after learning of reports about a man carrying a gun.

After police arrived on the scene the suspect tried to flee but was caught during a foot chase. Then, during the struggle, an officer's firearm was discharged and struck the suspect. The suspect, who was not named, was then taken to Boston Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. After the shooting incident, Washington Street was blocked off to traffic for several hours between Massachusetts Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard.

During the traffic blockade, about two dozen officers, along with members of the SWAT team and a K9 unit, formed a horizontal line and searched the street from Suffolk Jewelers & Pawn Brokers toward East Lenox Street. A witness, who was near East Lenox Street, stated that he was not allowed to retrieve his vehicle because it was parked off-limits.

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