WOBURN (CBS) – A Woburn police officer was shot and killed Sunday night, during an attempted armed robbery at a Kohl’s department store.

Three men robbed the jewelry counter of the store on Washington Street just before 9 p.m., in the middle of the blizzard.

WBZ-TV’s Alana Gomez reports

Police responded and shots were exchanged. According to the Middlesex District Attorney’s office, one officer was killed during that gunfire. His name is not being released until family members are notified.

Massachusetts State Police said one suspect was also killed; two others fled and were later captured by police.

“This is a horribly tragic incident in which an officer was fatally shot in the line of duty,” District Attorney Gerry Leone said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the Officer’s family at this time.”

Comments (35)
  1. alex says:

    How about putting this on your news program instead of non stop footage of snow? We get it, its snowing!!

      1. Jason says:

        Generosa- Shut up? Really, A Police Officer is killed and you put SHUT UP!? Id like to shut you up!

  2. Chris says:

    That’s within a mile from my house…

  3. sniper says:

    is that you karis

  4. sniper8541 says:


    better luck next time

  5. John serge jr says:

    Its unbelievable what people will do.. I feel so sorry for the family of the fallen officer

  6. Holly says:

    My prayers and deepest sympathy to the family.

  7. Truth says:

    no need to pray, there are no gods. This officer is dead. Cant help him now. Just like the rest of us will be dead some day. Sucks. Nothing can we do.

    1. Robert Michael Gebhardt says:

      your spirit lives forever, correct the body dies

  8. kasser says:

    and this is exactly why we need the death penalty here

    My sincere respect and thoughts to the fallen officer’s family

  9. Copswife says:

    God bless his family. Such a tragedy. Where is the humanity?

    1. ME says:

      There is none anymore, this world to going to hell in a handbasket…

  10. Susan M says:

    How awful. Desperate times are creating desperate people. God be with the family.

  11. BOBC1 says:

    Terrible Tradgedy! My thoughts are with the family of the slain Police Officer Rest in Peace you are our hero! I want to thank all police officer’s for the tremendous job they do to keep us safe.

  12. Fred Paul says:

    I hope the station can spare a bit of time to let us know if there’s a fund being set up for the family. That poor family. God be with them.

  13. Jean says:

    A police officer has been killed in the line of duty and the only coverage online is a little blip halfway down the homepage. Nothing in the news reports on tv. Why? Because we have snow in new england. Shame on all the reporters and managers who decide what is important. There was no need to nonstop coverage of an event that happens EVERY year since the beginning of time.

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family of this slain officer.

  14. Jean says:

    Susan M, they are not desperate; they are pieces of trash who want something for nothing. Desperate is stealing food and diapers so you can take care of your family. Stealing from the jewelry counter is an act of selfish criminals who probably have never earned an honest dollar in their entire lives.

  15. Brian says:

    Great job WBZ a hero is killed in the line of duty and you hardly acknowledge it. By the way did we get any snow?

  16. Kare says:

    WBZ-TV, A hero is killed in the line of duty and you make heros out of snow plow drivers??????? God Rest the police officer’s soul andprayers to his family and friends. As for the creeps desperate; to have something for nothing – get a job OR don’t crave what you cannot afford – just like the rest of us!!!

  17. Brian says:

    Disgusted with WBZ TV news. I watched the 5pm news and turned it off at 5:34 still not having been informed about that poor Woburn Police Officer that was killed in the line of duty. Shame on you for continuing to harp on and on about a snow storm. I changed the channel back and forth hoping to find out what happened and at 5:11 the news about the Mass Police Officer was reported on the NH news station. Shame on you for wasting all that time about a storm that unless you live in a windowless cube the people know all about it.

  18. Brian says:

    I will not watch your news channel anymore and will also let the newspapers in the Boston area know how you cared more about the damn storm, then to report on that Police Officers passing. I understand you may have reported it earlier in the day, what I am talking about, is wasting all that time on the storm especially since it causes nothing but misery for everyone.

  19. gordon friburg says:

    from all of us at the bridgewater nh fire dept our hearts and prayers go out to his family his friends and of corse a special bit of grattitude to his dept theres never an easy way to say goodby to a fello police officer or a firefighter may he rest in peace his family be able to recover and carry on his memory and the suspect may he get the maximum punishment that the law allows god bless him he will be sadly missed

    1. Ryan says:

      he did, he was shot dead at the scene

  20. David A. Brown says:

    I will miss my friend Jackie. I will remember fondly ridding patrol with you in Woburn. My prayers go out to your family.

    David A. Brown
    Downtown Brown
    Indianapolis, Indiana

    1. Josie says:


      Good to know you are doing well. Alan saw John the other day and informed him of. such

  21. Eddie Ooper says:

    anyone involved in hurting any law enforcement people should be hung in public on the world wide web

  22. Jimmy says:

    To the maggots like Cinelli think twice next time. Many of us never leave home
    without it and I don’t mean AMEX !!!!!!!!!!. You never would have made it outside
    if I was in that store which I frequent………….

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