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: Candlelight Vigil Held For Brockton Boys Who Drowned While Skipping Rocks
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: 'It's Been Pretty Difficult': Masks No Longer Required For Outdoor Youth Sports In Massachusetts
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: Large Brush Fire Scorches Western Massachusetts
Anyone with information can call the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1(800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463).