SAFER BOSTON: At about 10:36 AM on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, officers assigned to District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) responded to a radio call for a pedestrian struck in the area of 3084 Washington Street in Boston. On arrival, officers observed the victim, a Boston Police Officer, lying on the ground in front of the above location. The officer stated he had observed the male suspect, who was known to have multiple active warrants, in the area of the above location. The officer approached the male and notified him of the active warrant and stated that he was under arrest. At this time, the suspect violently pulled away from the officer in an attempt to evade arrest and continued to flee away from the officer. The officer gave chase across Washington Street and passed behind a large truck. At this time, both the officer and the suspect were struck by a motor vehicle traveling from Columbus Avenue towards School Street. The officer suffered serious, but non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital. The suspect, who suffered minor injuries, was also transported to a local hospital where he will remain until he is able to be booked. The operator of the motor vehicle remained on scene and no citations have been issued at this time.
The suspect has been identified as Wilfredo Burgos, 39-years-old, of Roxbury. Burgos is expected to be arraigned in West Roxbury Court on charges of Resisting Arrest and Assault and Battery on a Police Officer in addition to multiple active warrants including a warrant out of East Brookfield District Court for Operating with a Suspended License Subsequent Offense, Worcester District Court for Operating with a Suspended License, and Roxbury District Court for Receiving Stolen Property Subsequent Offense, Larceny under $1200.00, Unauthorized Use of a Credit Card, Receiving Stolen Credit Card, Receiving Lost Credit Card, and Receiving Improper Credit Card.