Boston Police officer shot multiple times while approaching robbery in progress, suspect in custody

BOSTON — A Boston Police Officer was shot during a patrol incident near Clifford Park in Roxbury late Friday night, said Boston Police Commissioner Michael Cox.

Police sources tell Boston 25 that the officer was struck in the foot and back.

According to Cox, the officer approached a “robbery in progress” in the area of 44 Cedric Street when the armed suspect shot the officer multiple times.

Cox said two other officers were injured during the incident, but not by gunfire.

“This just goes to show all the difficult work that our officers deal with daily,” Cox said during a news conference. “It’s just so troubling in today’s world that, you know, these things happen.”

The officer was transported to Boston Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries and is expected to be okay, Cox said.

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu and Suffolk County District Attorney Michael Hayden joined Commissioner Cox outside the emergency room.

“We see again and again just how much Boston is really blessed to have first responders who are so professionally well-trained and keeping us safe every single day,” Wu said.

Suffolk County District Attorney Michael Hayden said the Boston police officer was also an employee of the DA’s office.

One person was taken in police custody, the Boston Police Commissioner said.

The name of the officer shot was not immediately released by police.

This is an active investigation.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.

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