Police Involved Shooting at Boylston & Washington Streets

Today Boston Police Officers from District A-1 conducted a motor vehicle stop in front of 39 Boylston Street. The vehicle was reported stolen in Somerville, MA on April 15, 2006. As BPD uniformed officers approached on foot, the suspect fled driving over a sidewalk on Boylston St. and taking a right turn onto Washington St. and proceeded to travel against traffic. In the process, the suspect struck a parked and unoccupied State Police vehicle. Continuing down Washington St., the suspect struck an unmarked MBTA Transit police vehicle occupied by three MBTA Transit police officers and one Plymouth police officer.Due to the imminent danger to the public, pedestrians and motorists, BPD and Transit police officers discharged their firearms striking the suspect in the abdomen. The suspect was transported to MA General Hospital * and is reported in stable condition. Three BPD officers and one Transit officer were transported to local area hospitals for well-being checks. This incident remains under investigation by the BPD Firearm Discharge Unit in cooperation with Transit police and the District Attorney’s office. The suspect will be charged with receiving a stolen motor vehicle, four counts of assault with a dangerous weapon, operation to endanger and other motor vehicle violations. The Boston Police will continue to provide more information as the investigation develops. *Note: The original version of this posting incorrectly reported that the suspect was transported to BMC. .