WEYMOUTH (AP/WBZ-AM) -- The man charged with fatally shooting a Massachusetts police officer with the officer's own weapon and an innocent bystander is facing arraignment--but the Norfolk District Attorney's office said Monday that he was "not medically available" to be arraigned yet.
Prosecutors say "there is an expectation" that 20-year-old Emanuel Lopes will be arraigned Tuesday in connection with the deaths of Weymouth Officer Michael Chesna and Vera Adams, who was hit by stray bullets in a nearby home.
It was not yet known whether Lopes would be arraigned at Quincy District Court or in his bed at South Shore Hospital, where he is being treated for a gunshot wound in his leg.
It was not immediately clear if Lopes had an attorney who could comment.
Authorities say Chesna was trying to locate the driver of a crashed vehicle Sunday when he spotted Lopes allegedly vandalizing a home. Prosecutors say Lopes hit Chesna in the head with a rock, took the officer's gun and shot him.
(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)
WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Kim Tunnicliffe (@KimWBZ) reports