BOSTON (CBS) – A gun battle on the streets of Dorchester left one suspect dead and two veteran Boston police officers injured with gunshot wounds. Police are still searching for a second suspect involved in the incident.
The shooting happened around 1:45 p.m. near Dorchester Avenue and Shepton Street. The plainclothes narcotics officers witnessed two men “acting in a suspicious manner” and then got out of their vehicle and identified themselves, according to Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis.READ MORE: Woman In Critical Condition After Being Shot Near Roslindale Pharmacy
The two men then allegedly reached into their clothing and at least one pulled out a gun and fired at the officers. The officers then returned fire. The injured officers have been identified as Harry Jean and Terry Cotton, both 24-year veterans of the Boston Police Department.READ MORE: Massachusetts Reports 742 New COVID-19 Cases, 8 Additional Deaths
Commissioner Davis says the officers both suffered non-life threatening gunshot wounds to the legs.
The suspect who was shot and killed has been identified as 21-year-old Roudy Hendricks of Brockton. The second suspect is described as a light-skinned black male, with a slim build, wearing a maroon shirt with stripes and braided hair.MORE NEWS: 'I Thought It Was A Scam': Darrell Washington Of Weymouth, Daniela Maldonado Of Chelsea Named First VaxMillions Winners
Anyone with information can call the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1(800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463).