BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) – Three Boston Police officers are recovering after being shot during an hours-long standoff in Dorchester Tuesday.
At least two of the officers were said to be shot in the legs and another was grazed by a bullet – all considered non-life-threatening injuries. One officer was released from Boston Medical Center Tuesday night and another was released Wednesday.
This comes after another Boston officer was stabbed during a domestic dispute over the weekend. Boston Police Superintendent-In-Chief Gregory Long spoke on the emotional hit the department has taken as a result from this string of incidents.
“You don’t want to see your officers hurt like that,” he said. “It’s very emotional for them and their family and it's emotional for their department.”
Police said the suspect involved in the standoff was shot and killed by officers.
To help bring the community together, clergy members at St. Pete’s Church in Dorchester are holding a prayer vigil Tuesday night starting at 7:00 p.m. Organizers said there must be a show of support for public safety officers who work to keep the peace.
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