Boston-area shooting: 2 cops injured, K-9 officer killed; suspect shot by police

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Two Massachusetts police officers and a K-9 were shot after responding to a domestic call, according to reports. 

The shooting in Braintree occurred Friday around 1 p.m. Multiple neighbors said they heard several gunshots at the time. 

One of the officers was taken to Boston Medical Center and the other went to another local hospital for treatment; one officer was seriously injured while the other suffered a gunshot wound to the arm.

Braintree Police apprehended the suspect after pursuing him into nearby woods, a statement on the town’s Facebook page read. 

The suspect, who remains unidentified at this time, was shot and later died, WCVB reported. 

The K-9 also died from its wounds. 

Norfolk District Attorney Michael Morrissey will take over the investigation, according to the Boston Globe. Massachusetts State Police will assist.

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The Boston Police Department (BPD) voiced support for their colleagues, tweeting: “The men and women of the BPD are asking our employees and all residents of Boston to pray for the @BraintreePolice.” 

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