Boston Police Officer John Moynihan, a former Army Ranger, is fighting for his life after he was shot under the eye during a traffic stop.
Anti-police protesters were out in force with their “Hands Up” after the suspect was shot dead.
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The suspect was killed during a shootout with police.
CBS Local reported:
A suspect in a motor vehicle stop opened fire on police on Friday evening and seriously wounded a decorated officer before being killed by other officers at the scene, authorities said. An apparent bystander also was shot.
Officer John Moynihan, 34, was shot just below his right eye and was in critical condition in an induced coma fighting for his life at a hospital, police Commissioner William Evans said.
Other officers returned fire and killed the suspect at the scene, Evans said. A woman at the scene suffered a flesh wound to her right arm and was in good spirits, and three other officers were taken to a hospital with stress-related problems, he said.
The names of the suspect and the wounded woman weren’t immediately released.
Moynihan is on the police Youth Violence Task Force and is a highly decorated military veteran, Evans said.
He is a former Army Ranger who served in Iraq and was honored at the White House in May as a recipient of the National Association of Police Organizations TOP COPS award. Moynihan received a Top Cop award for being one of the first responders in Watertown following the April 2013 gunbattle with the Boston Marathon bombers.
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