Man Critically Injured After Shootout With Boston Police In Jamaica Plain

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BOSTON (WBZNewsRadio) - A man has been hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after he was wounded in a shootout with Boston Police early Thursday morning in Jamaica Plain.

Boston Police said they attempted a traffic stop near Shattuck Hospital just before 1 a.m. but the driver jumped out of the car and fled the scene.

While running away, the man turned around and shot at the pursuing officers, who in turn fired back at the suspect, hitting him several times, Boston Police said. The suspect was taken to an area hospital with what authorities describe as 'life-threatening injuries.' There is no immediate word on his condition.

The Suffolk County District Attorney's office identified the alleged shooter as Jeff Anilus of Randolph. He will be arraigned when is deemed to be medically fit.

Police said several officers were taken to the hospital for evaluation and one officer has a minor injury. No officers were shot in the incident.

The investigation is being handled by both the Boston Police department and the Suffolk County District Attorney's office.

WBZ's Drew Moholland (@DrewWBZ) reports

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