Via NBC News:
A man armed with an assault rifle and wearing a ballistic vest was killed after shooting two Boston police officers responding to a domestic incident late Wednesday, officials said.
Both officers were in “extremely critical” condition early Thursday, with one of them suffering life-threatening injuries from the dramatic shootout, Boston Police Commissioner Bill Evans told reporters.
“All of the officers, I think, exhibited extreme courage and bravery in a situation that we all too often never know what to expect,” Evans said.
Heavy police presence in Orient Heights right now. Dozens of BPD, at least two choppers, and multiple ambulances. pic.twitter.com/h1v0Ct2jlL
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The officers, who were not identified, are described as a 28-year and a 12-year veteran of the department.
Police were responding to a call just before 11 p.m. ET of a possible domestic disturbance between two male roommates in the city’s East Boston neighborhood. One of the roommates was described as being armed. Upon arrival, “officers came under fire,” police tweeted.