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Suspect is ‘shot dead’ after opening fire on cops, injuring two and killing a K9 in Massachusetts

Suspect is shot dead after opening fire on cops, injuring two officers and killing a K9 who were responding to a domestic call in Massachusetts

  • Shooting unfolded when cops responded to a domestic call in Braintree Friday
  • The suspect opened fire, shooting a K9 handler, another officer and a K9
  • Authorities said the suspect, who has not been named, was taken into custody 
  • Sources have since said they were shot and killed and the K9 was also killed  
  • The identity of the wounded officers is not known; they are expected to survive 

A male suspect in his 30s has been shot dead after he ‘ambushed’ cops, injuring two officers and killing a K9 named Kitt in Massachusetts

The shooting unfolded when officers were responding to a domestic call in the area of McCusker Drive of Braintree Friday.   

During the incident, the suspect opened fire, shooting a K9 handler, another officer and a K9. 

The identity of the wounded officers has not been revealed. Authorities said in a press conference that the two cops were shot ‘multiple times’ and are in surgery but both are expected to survive. 

The suspect was also shot and was rushed to hospital where he was pronounced dead. The K9, Kitt, was also killed.   

A male suspect in his 30s has been shot dead after opening fire on cops, injuring two officers and killing a K9 in Massachusetts. The crime scene 

Pictured: K9 Kitt was killed in the attack when the unnamed suspect opened fire

Pictured: K9 Kitt was killed in the attack when the unnamed suspect opened fire

Sources told Boston 25 News the domestic call came from a woman who claimed a man was pointing a gun at her.

When police arrived on the scene, the suspect had already fled into a wooded area near the MBTA rail tracks and was pursued by law enforcement officers.

Officers set up a shelter in place for local residents while they set up a perimeter to look for the suspect.

Police said the suspect then ‘ambushed’ the officers, shooting two while cops returned fire.  

The suspect was shot and the officers administered first aid to him. He was taken to hospital where he died. 

The wounded cops were also taken to hospital, with one going to South Shore Hospital in Weymouth and the other to Boston Medical Center.

A neighbor told the Boston 25 News they saw one cop carried on a stretcher while the second was able to walk to an ambulance with what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the arm. 

During the incident, the suspect opened fire, shooting a K9 handler, another officer and a K9

During the incident, the suspect opened fire, shooting a K9 handler, another officer and a K9

The suspect was shot and transported to hospital where he was pronounced dead soon after. The K9 was also killed

The suspect was shot and transported to hospital where he was pronounced dead soon after. The K9 was also killed

Kitt the K9, seen as a puppy, was the casualty of the shooting

Kitt the K9, seen as a puppy, was the casualty of the shooting  

Police said the identity of the suspect will not be released until next of kin can be notified.

However they said he was a male in his mid-30s who was well-known to police with warrants out for his arrest at the time of the shooting. 

Luis Rivera, who lives nearby, said he was walking his dog when he heard gunfire ring out. 

Rivera said police then swarmed the area.  

‘I heard gunshots and all kind of police come to the area,’ he said. 

‘We got Braintree, we got State Troopers, we got detectives, all kinds of agencies at this complex here.’  

The District Attorney’s Office and Massachusetts State Police are investigating the incident. 

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