Confrontation with armed robbery suspect in Quincy ends in shooting involving an officer – Boston News, Weather, Sports


QUINCY, MASS. (WHDH) – A confrontation with an armed robbery suspect who stole a police patrol car ended in a shooting in Quincy Friday morning involving an officer, authorities said.

The suspect, who has been identified as an adult male, was taken to a hospital by ambulance after the shooting, according to state police.

The suspect was allegedly involved in an armed robbery at a 7-Eleven in Rockland before fleeing on foot to a nearby neighbor on Brookside Road.

Neighbors told Toni Bono that the suspect had tried to enter several houses.

“He said he was mugged by two boys and then he asked to come in and they all said no and then the last lady said, ‘I’ll call the police,’ and when she said that, he ran into the woods,” she said.

Then, he allegedly stole a Rockland police patrol car before leading officers on a chase in Quincy.

Multiple agencies surrounded the vehicle on Burgin Parkway near Exit 42 as a STOP team of state police and crisis negotiators responded to the scene.

The suspect was able to take off again on the cruise ship, but was soon stopped on Burgin Parkway by the BJ gas station.

He could be seen being taken to an ambulance at the scene.

State police said around 9:45 a.m. that the active situation was over and there is no threat to the public.

The situation temporarily affected the Red Line and commuter train service, but the MBTA announced around 9:40 a.m. that shuttle buses would be phased out as service returned to normal.

No additional information has been released.

This is a developing story; stay with 7NEWS on the air and online for the latest updates.

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