Update: Officer Involved Shooting in the Area of Humboldt Avenue and Ruthven Street in Roxbury

Officer John T. Moynihan

This morning at Saint Patrick’s Church in Roxbury, members of the community joined with the Boston Police, Massachusetts State Police, Boston Fire Department, Boston EMS and other first responders to take part in a Mass of Healing held in honor of wounded Officer John T. Moynihan.  The outpouring of love and support for the officer could be felt by all in attendance as they united in peace and prayer.  

This afternoon, Commissioner William Evans accompanied by Boston Archdiocese Cardinal Sean O’Malley arrived at the Boston Medical Center to visit Officer Moynihan.  Commissioner Evans met with doctors who reported Officer Moynihan had undergone several hours of surgery where they successfully removed the bullet from his neck.  Officer Moynihan is currently listed in stable and improving condition and is expected to be moved out of the Intensive Care Unit in the coming days.

On behalf of the Boston Police Department, Commissioner Evans would like to thank all the members of our community and supporters across the nation for their kind words and continued prayers for Officer Moynihan and looks forward to his full recovery and return to duty.

“I’m thankful to the doctors and medical team at Boston Medical Center for taking such good care of my officer,” said Commissioner Evans. “I was happy to hear that he made it through surgery without any complications, it shows you what a strong kid he is and what a great medical team they have here at Boston Medical Center.”