BOSTON (CBS) – Sources tell the I-Team the suspect in the deadly police shooting in Quincy has been identified as 36-year-old Eric Michael Leach.
In 2012, Leach was charged with shooting an 8-year-old Brockton girl in the leg. Sources said Leach left the scene of that shooting and was put on the Massachusetts Most Wanted list. He was captured in Brockton weeks later.READ MORE: Massachusetts Reports 1,376 New COVID Cases, 19 Additional Deaths
The I-Team has learned Leach had addresses in Brockton and Winthrop and had a long criminal history that includes violence and guns.READ MORE: BMC Cancels Vaccine Appointments After Registration Link 'Inappropriately Shared On Social Media'
Sources said Leach was behind the wheel of a Rockland Police cruiser that he stole after he allegedly robbed a 7-11 at gunpoint Friday morning, leading police on a chase through several towns.
The chase ended in Quincy where police said he was able to get access to a patrol rifle in the cruiser, and after allegedly pointing it at police, was shot by a trooper on the State Police STOP team.MORE NEWS: 'Suspicious Device' Found At Manchester Central High School Was A Hoax, Police Say
WBZ contacted Leach’s family by phone. They did not wish to comment.