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Boston officer shot in face in critical condition

1 year 7 months 6 hours ago March 28, 2015 Mar 28, 2015 Saturday, March 28 2015 March 28, 2015 12:43 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Caroline McDougall

BOSTON - Boston's police commissioner says a decorated officer remains in critical condition in a medically induced coma after being shot in the face Friday night when gang unit officers stopped a car.

Commissioner William Evans said Saturday morning that 34-year-old Officer John Moynihan was struck just below his right eye and the bullet remains lodged below his right ear. He described Moynihan as "a fighter" and he hopes he's "going to pull through."

Evans says video shows Moynihan approaching the driver's door, and the suspect, 41-year-old Angelo West of Boston, shooting him at point blank range.

Evans says West fired at the other officers as he tried to run away and was killed when they returned fire. A woman driving down the street was shot in the arm, but is recovering.

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