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Officer sustains 'life-threatening' injuries in shooting

Posted: 12:31 PM, Jul 15, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-15 16:31:47Z

WEYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts police officer has been critically wounded, shot several times while in a foot chase with a suspect following a vehicle crash.

Authorities say the Weymouth officer was shot before 8 a.m. Sunday, and the officer's injuries have been described as "life-threatening." He is being treated at South Shore Hospital.

State police detectives and prosecutors from the Norfolk District Attorney's Office say a shooting suspect is in custody.

Neighbors say the suspect had been driving erratically as officers tried to pull him over. Witnesses say the man crashed into another car, fled on foot and then shot the officer. Several bullets hit a nearby home.

Several officers are at the scene at Burton Terrace where the shooting took place.

An investigation is ongoing.