BOSTON (CBS) – Police shot and killed a suspect after a police chase through Boston and down I-93 ended at Exit 14 off Route 3 South in Rockland on Wednesday.
Officers with Boston police and state police were involved in the pursuit after they said 44-year-old Mark McMullen, who was driving a red 2010 Hyundai Sonata, assaulted a female passenger as she attempted to leave his car near Blue Hill Avenue in Roxbury at around 10:25 a.m.
Police said McMullen fled the scene and later hit two other vehicles near Freeport Street on I-93 before continuing to head southbound.
WBZ-TV’s Paul Burton reports
The pursuit continued down I-93 and Route 3, where it ended at Exit 14. Plymouth County District Attorney Tim Cruz said McMullen’s vehicle “aggressively attempted to evade capture” and hit two state police cruisers.
McMullen was then shot by police. He was taken to South Shore Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at around 12:45 p.m.
State police spokesman Dave Procopio said a 45-year-old state trooper who was in an unmarked cruiser that was struck head-on by McMullen was also transported to South Shore Hospital, where he was treated for minor injuries and released. At least two Boston officers were also transported to an area hospital for evaluation.
Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis confirmed that a Boston police officer fired their weapon at the scene.
Davis also added that there were two other shootings in Boston on Wednesday morning that were not connected to the chase.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Doug Cope reports.
“It’s been a very difficult time for police and for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts over the last 24 hours,” said Davis.
The investigation is ongoing.
Mass DOT said the Route 3 South Exit 14 off-ramp will be closed through the evening rush hour.