Boston Police Officer Facing Charges After Firearm Discharge Results in Non-Life-Threatening Gunshot Wound

At about 1:04 PM, on Monday, December 24, 2018, officers assigned to District E-18 (Hyde Park) responded to a call for a person shot at a residential address in Hyde Park. On arrival, officers located an adult female victim inside the home suffering from a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. The victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment. Initial indications from the scene suggested the injury was sustained due to a self-inflicted accidental discharge.

Boston Police detectives continued their investigation and, following the evidence, later determined that the victim’s husband, Korey Franklin, 32, of Hyde Park, an off duty Boston Police Officer,  was responsible for the discharge of his personal weapon and the resulting injuries. As a result of the findings of this investigation, Franklin has been placed under arrest and will appear in West Roxbury District Court on charges of Reckless Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon (To Wit: Firearm), Discharging a Firearm within 500 Feet of a Dwelling and Misleading an Investigation.

Said Commissioner William Gross, “We take this incident, and all incidents that involve police officers, very seriously. This arrest clearly shows that the Boston Police Department has the ability to police ourselves and that we hold our officers to the same standards as the citizens we serve and protect.”