2 Due In Court In Shooting Of Boston Police Officer

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Police at the scene of Sunday's shooting. (Karyn Regal/WBZ NewsRadio 1030)

BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- Two men arrested Sunday in the shooting of a Boston Police officer are due to be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court Monday.

Requon Martin, 21 of Boston, and Antoine Mack, 35 of Pawtucket, Rhode Island are facing charges including armed assault to murder and unlawful possession of a firearm. The two men allegedly fired at members of the Boston Police Youth Violence Strike Force who happened to be patrolling the South End.

Boston Police Commissioner William Gross said the officers spotted the men outside 91 West Springfield Street, where a car was parked illegally.

"When they approached 91A West Springfield Street, three individuals made eye contact with the Youth Violence Strike Force, immediately got to their feet, and they were clutching at their waists, which is characteristic of an armed gunman," Gross said. "Eventually the officers gained entry into the common hallway, where they were immediately fired upon by a suspect."

One officer was shot in the leg during the chase. He was rushed to Brigham and Women's Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, where he is still recovering.

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh issued a statement after the shooting Sunday.

"Our police officers work hard everyday to keep our residents safe, and this senseless violence will not be tolerated," the statement read. "I wish a speedy recovery to the officer who was injured, and thank our first responders for their swift action today."

WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Bernice Corpuz (@BerniceWBZ) reports

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