Universal Hub reports that according Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis, a Middlesex County prisoner who was about to get medical treatment today at the Mass. Eye and Ear Infirmary managed to grab a hold of a deputy sheriff’s gun and shoot the deputy. A second deputy then shot the prisoner in the chest.
Comissioner Davis said the prisoner, who was from a Middlesex County correctional facility, arrived at the Mass. Eye and Ear emergency room shortly before noon, with two armed deputies, to be treated for an unspecified condition. As the prisoner’s handcuffs were being removed, he began to struggle and grabbed hold of the deputy’s gun, which fired into the deputy’s leg. The other deputy then opened fire and hit the prisoner in the chest.
The prisoner is now in critical condition at Mass. General Hospital. The deputy was also treated there and is in much better shape, Davis said.
The emergency rooms at both hospitals were briefly locked down to the public as local, state and federal law-enforcement officers reported to the scene. The Suffolk County District Attorney’s office reports it is also investigating the incident.