Developing: Two Boston Police Officers Shot, Suspect Dead

(AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

(AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on two Boston police officers shot while responding to a report of a person with a gun (all times local):

8:55 a.m.

Boston police say a man who shot two officers was not known to authorities before he allegedly opened fire as officers responded to a domestic call in East Boston.

Police have identified the suspect as 33-year-old Kirk Figueroa.

Commissioner William Evans says Figueroa was wearing body armor and armed with an assault rifle when he shot the officers late Wednesday. He was shot and killed by police.

A spokesman said Boston police had never arrested Figueroa before.

The injured officers were out of surgery by Thursday morning. They are still in critical condition. Their names have not been released yet.

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8:10 a.m.

Boston police have released the name of the man they say shot two officers responding to a domestic call.

They identified the suspect in Wednesday night’s shooting in the city’s East Boston neighborhood as 33-year-old Kirk Figueroa. He lived in the neighborhood.

Commissioner William Evans says Figueroa was wearing body armor and was armed with an assault rifle when he shot the officers.

He was shot and killed by police.

The injured officers were out of surgery by Thursday morning. Their names have not been released

Mayor Marty Walsh says they the officers are still in critical condition but “better than they were last night.”

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7:20 a.m.

Two Boston police officers shot and critically injured responding to a domestic incident are out of surgery.

Police Commissioner William Evans tells WBZ-AM on Thursday morning that he understood that surgery “went well” and the officers’ families are with them.

He says they were shot Wednesday night by a 33-year-old man with body armor and what he described as an “assault” rifle. The suspect was shot and killed by police.

Evans described a “hectic scene” with other officers rushing to the aid of their injured colleagues and pulling them to safety. He said one officer fashioned a tourniquet, while another put a finger on one of the wounds.

The injured officers’ names were not immediately released.

He says deadly force is a last resort for police but in this case “we had to do what we had to do.”

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6:15 a.m.

Authorities say nine officers are being treated for minor injuries, stress and trauma after a shootout left two Boston police officers wounded and a suspect dead.

Boston Police Commissioner William Evans said at an early Thursday news conference that officers were responding to a report of a person with a gun just after 11 p.m. Wednesday in East Boston when they came under fire.

Evans says the two wounded officers were hospitalized in “extremely critical condition.” Their names have not been released. He said nine other officers were being treated at Tufts Medical Center.

Police initially asked residents in the East Boston neighborhood to shelter in place as they searched for a suspect. They later said the suspect was killed and the situation was under control.

This story has been corrected to show that officers are in critical condition, not one in critical condition and the other in stable condition.

BOSTON (AP) — Authorities say a man wearing body armor and armed with an assault rifle shot two Boston police officers before being shot and killed by other officers.

The two wounded officers were hospitalized in “extremely critical condition” early Thursday morning.

Police Commissioner William Evans says the suspect fired at the officers late Wednesday night shortly after they arrived at a home in the city’s East Boston neighborhood. Several other officers who were stationed outside ran inside and exchanged gunfire with the suspect, killing him.

The wounded officers were taken to Massachusetts General Hospital, where they’re being treated for serious injuries. Nine other officers are being treated at Tufts Medical Center for trauma, stress and minor injuries.

Police have not identified the suspect or the two wounded officers.

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