BOSTON (CBS) – A Boston police officer and two others were wounded in a shooting in Dorchester Tuesday morning.

Officers were called to a home on Dunbar Avenue just before 7 a.m. for a domestic disturbance.

A woman told police her boyfriend had hit her, he had a gun and threatened to kill her.

When police arrived they say 25-year-old Tyrone Cummings was outside arguing with the woman’s sister and began firing when he saw the officers.

46-year-old officer Sean Marando was hit in the leg.

WBZ-TV’s Diana Perez reports.

He and another officer fired back. Cummings was shot several times. The woman’s sister was wounded in the leg, but is expected to be OK.

Marando was taken to Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where he had surgery to stop the bleeding in his leg. His injuries are not life-threatening.

Cummings is stable at Boston Medical Center. Investigators say he had two illegal firearms with him and bag of bullets.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Bernice Corpuz reports.

Cummings is charged with assault with intent to murder. He also faces domestic violence and weapons charges. He could be arraigned from his hospital bed on Wednesday.

The shooting scene is located between two schools.  One bullet fragment was found in the basement of the Fifield Elementary School. No one was hurt. The shooting happened about two hours before the school opened.

It’s still not clear how many shots were fired.

Marando, who is married, has been on the force 13 years. He’s also a combat veteran of the U.S. Military. Police say he had never fired his weapon on the job before Tuesday’s shooting.

Comments (7)
  1. emom says:

    was there a camera in the police car that will tell it all! what a trajedy this seems to hap[pen so often now, WERE THEY TEXTING,,,, I feel for the Family they should make a law to stop this from happening again

    1. emom says:

      TO ALL ON THIS WEB SITE I AM THE REAL EMOM THE ABOVE STATEMENT WAS BY AN IMPOSTER. THIS PERSON IS CAUSING PROBLEMS ALL OVER THIS SITE.. I have had to contact BZ since this person is trying to cause issues.. I agree with those on this site about what this person has wrote is total wrong. something I would never have said.. I hope this person will at some point grow up and stop being a troll and a bully.

  2. Nancy says:

    Sorry emom I have no idea what you are talking abut! Was who texting? Police or shooter. Which family do you feel sorry for? Make a law to stop what? How do you stop family abuse, how do stop people from carrying guns and shooting? I have no idea where you are coming from!

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  4. Marcia says:

    13 years and never fired his weapon? Wow, Marando is quite a credible Officer!!!

  5. Tory Hall says:

    You should feel sorry for everyone in this whole matter. No one knows what this man was going through and before anyone judges they should find out facts and not what is just reported on the news. The officer was shot in the lower leg. Obviously this man was trying to commit suicide because he shot at the ground just for them to open fire on him. So YES you should feel sorry for the family and for the victims because everyone here was a victim. Let’s not forget or mention that one of the cops shot the woman. Did they take any consideration while firing that there was an innocent by stander there. NO THEY DID NOT. Did they have to shot him sooooo many times to take him down NO THEY DID NOT. So yes obsessive force should be questioned.

  6. monique says:

    Uh… Thanks to the officer that was the only wound that women obtained! I cant believe you are defending him! He went to her house with not one but two guns and a bag of bullets! What you think he was their for tea? No! And speaking as a domestic violence victim, thank god the police got their when they did! Or the story would have gone a little more like this ” double murder suicide”! What is wrong with you?! Good job to the officers in this case! That is one less fatality in the domestic violence file!

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