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Monday, July 16, 2018

Police Officer, Bystander Killed In Mass.

Officers work at the scene where a Weymouth police officer was shot on Sunday, July 15, 2018, in Weymouth, Mass. (Matt Stone/The Boston Herald via AP)
A Massachusetts police officer is killed in the line of duty with his own firearm.
The incident happened Sunday when officer Michael Chesna was responding to a call of an erratic driver near Boston.
The suspect identified as Emanuel Lopes, crashed his vehicle and fled the scene and was later found vandalizing a home.
Chesna then drew his firearm and demanded the suspect to stop.
That’s when Lopes threw a stone at the 42-year-old officer and shot him multiple times with his own gun.
This Dec. 10, 2012 photo shows Weymouth Police Officer Michael C. Chesna in Weymouth, Mass. Chesna died Sunday, July 15, 2018, from wounds sustained when a suspect allegedly took the officer’s gun and fired following a vehicle crash and a foot chase. (Gary Higgins/The Quincy Patriot Ledger via AP)
An elderly woman was also killed by a stray bullet, after Lopes opened fire while fleeing police.
The 20-year-old suspect was taken into custody and was hospitalized with non life threatening injuries.

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