MEDIA AVAILABILITY: Officer Involved Shooting in the Area of Humboldt Avenue and Ruthven Street on Friday, March 27, 2015

 WHO:             Boston Police Department Police Commissioner Evans & command staff.

WHAT:           At about 6:40 PM on Friday, March 27, 2015, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force conducted a motor vehicle stop in the area of Humboldt Avenue and Ruthven Street.

As officers approached the vehicle, an individual exited the car and opened fire on the officers. In attempts to stop the threat, officers returned fire at the suspect. One officer suffered a gunshot wound and was transported to Boston Medical Center in critical condition. The suspect also suffered gunshot wounds and was pronounced deceased at the scene. A third female victim suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot wound and was transported to Boston Medical Center.

WHEN:           Saturday, March 28, 2015, 10:00 a.m.

WHERE:        Boston Police Headquarters, Media Room.

CONTACT:    Boston Police Media Relations (617) 343-4520 for media inquiries.

The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact Boston Police Homicide Detectives at (617) 343-4470.

Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to help this investigation in an anonymous manner.