Boston Police officer shot while responding to domestic incident in Dorchester; suspect in custody

BOSTON — A Boston Police Officer was shot while responding to an incident in a Dorchester neighborhood Monday night.

A 25 Investigates source says the officer was responding to a domestic incident in the area of Esmond Street and Blue Hill Ave. at the time of the shooting.

Police said the officer suffered a gunshot to their chest but was wearing a bulletproof vest at the time. The officer was transported to Boston Medical Center with what is believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.

Boston Police Commissioner Michael Cox said the officer is expected to be okay.

“This is another heroic act by our police officers, doing a really difficult job. With all the firearms we have out here we’re doing everything we can to remove them,” said Commissioner Cox in a late-night press conference. “The officers show tremendous restraint with their training, protecting the citizens of Boston. We are highly, highly proud of them and the work that they do daily.”

Mayor Michelle Wu and Suffolk County District Attorney Kevin Hayden responded to the hospital where the officer is being treated.

The suspect is in custody and the firearm was recovered, police said.

The suspect is expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court Tuesday morning.

This is an ongoing investigation. No additional information at this time.

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

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