Woburn cop, suspect killed in robbery gunfight

Woburn cop, suspect killed in robbery gunfight

By O’Ryan Johnson and Ira Kantor  |   Sunday, December 26, 2010  |  http://www.bostonherald.com  |  Local Coverage

A Woburn police officer was shot and killed tonight in an exchange of gunfire with an armed robber at a Kohl’s department store, according to the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office.

One suspect was killed in the gunfight. A second suspect was later arrested by a state trooper without incident, state police spokesman David Procopio said.

The attempted robbery took place about 9 p.m., near closing time. Several officers responded to the reported robbery, and an exchange of gunfire took place.

The police officer was rushed to the Leahy Clinic in Burlington, where police maintained a vigil at the entrance to the Emergency Room. The identity of the slain police officer was not released.

Later, teams of police with K-9 dogs and assault rifles were hunting the large retail complexes in the area for a suspect, going door to door among display model sheds in a Lowe’s parking lot. State police sent nearly 30 troopers to assist loval police in the search.

Officers said they were searching a pickup truck in the Lowe’s lot, adjacent to the Kohl’s building, which they said they believed might have been a getaway vehicle.

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