One Dead After Officer-Involved Shooting In Dorchester


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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — An officer involved shooting has left one man dead in Dorchester, early Saturday morning.

At about 2:40 a.m. Boston Police Department officers had responded to a call reporting screams in the area of 22 Glendale Street, when they discovered a man, estimated to be in his late forties, wielding a knife.

Boston Superintendent-In-Chief Gregory Long said in a statement that during the encounter, the suspect allegedly stabbed one of the responding officers in the upper torso, after which another officer fired their weapon, striking the suspect. Officials say the suspect was pronounced dead on scene.

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The BPD said two officers were taken to local area hospitals to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

"This is a reminder of the dangers officers face every day, and how quickly events can unfold when officers respond to a call," Long said.

Officials say that the investigation is underway, and being led by the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office.

WBZ's Shari Small (@ShariSmallNews) reports.

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