JAMAICA PLAIN (CBS) – A man was critically wounded in a shootout with Boston Police early Thursday morning in Jamaica Plain.
Police said they attempted to stop a car near the Shattuck Hospital just before 1am but the driver jumped out and ran off. Officers ran after him and police said that’s when the man pulled out a gun.
“During this foot pursuit the suspect turned around pointed a firearm at the officers and discharged at officers directly at them. At this time several officers discharged their firearms striking the suspect multiple times. The suspect was transported to a local area hospital with life threatening injuries, ”Acting Boston Police Commissioner Gregory Long told reporters.
Police said several officers were taken to the hospital for evaluation and one officer has a minor injury.
Officers sealed off the area around the car, which had crashed on top of a rock wall.
No other information is available at this point in the investigation.
The Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office is now looking into the incident.