Boston Cop Shoots Suspect In Leg To Stop Dorchester Stabbing

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — A Boston police officer shot a suspect in the leg late Monday night while trying to stop a stabbing in Dorchester.

The incident happened around 11:30 p.m. on Adams Street when one man, identified as 32-year-old Luis Gomes of Dorchester, started stabbing another as the two were fighting outside of a sandwich shop.

Police say the victim was stabbed in the neck and twice in the back of the head during the attack. An officer tried to physically separate the two men, but police said Gomes then tried to stab the officer, and the officer shot Gomes in his thigh.

Both Gomes and the victim were taken to nearby hospitals, and are reportedly in stable condition. The officer was not injured.

Gomes is expected to be arraigned on charges of armed assault with intent to murder and assault with a dangerous weapon.

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