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19-year old dies after BPD officer involved shooting

Boston police shot and killed a 19-year-old man in Dorchester after he fired at two officers on Monday evening. The officers ordered the man to drop his gun. The incident happened around 5:30pm on Monday on Penhallow Street. The 19-year old was pronounced dead at the scene. Although not injured, the officers were taken to a hospital for evaluation.

The details

At a press conference on Monday night, BPD Commissioner discussed details of the shooting.
A witness told two officers on bicycles that shots were fired in Town Field. The officers saw the 19-year-old and another suspect running from the park onto Melville Ave. A chase ensued. Officers caught up to the 19-year-old on Penhallow Street and saw his gun. They ordered him repeatedly to drop his weapon. The 19-year-old then pointed his gun and fired at the officers. In turn, the officers returned fire and stuck the 19-year-old. A gun was recovered at the scene.

The second suspect still remains at large. The officers involved in the shooting were not wearing body cameras, but other responding officers were. Footage as part of the investigation.

The officers involved were placed on leave while BPD and the Suffolk District Attorney’s office investigate the incident.

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