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Woburn Police Officer Killed During Kohl’s Robbery

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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.”

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