A Boston police officer shot and killed a man early Saturday morning after the man allegedly stabbed another officer.
“This is a reminder of the dangers officers face everyday and how quickly events can unfold when officers respond to a call,” said Boston Police Superintendent-in-Chief Gregory Long from near the scene of where the Dorchester shooting took place just a few hours earlier.
Long told reporters that officers responded to 22 Glendale Street, near the street’s intersection with Hancock Street, for a report of a man “screaming.”
Responding officers allegedly saw a man in the street with a knife. The facts of the encounter were thin in the briefing, but the police say that the man ended up stabbing one of the officers “in the upper torso.” Another officer shot at the man, who was pronounced dead at the scene.
Long added that two officers were taken to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries but did not specify how a second officer was injured in the encounter. The whole briefing was a little over two minutes long, including the few questions answered before concluding the briefing.
The shooting and stabbing will be investigated by the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office, said DA Kevin Hayden.
“We will conduct an active and thorough investigation and follow every protocol and procedure and the facts to wherever they lead,” he said.