Weymouth Police Officer Shot, In 'Very Critical' Condition

A Weymouth police officer was shot Sunday morning.

Weymouth, MA - A Weymouth police officer is in "very critical" condition after being shot Sunday morning.

Cassy Arsenault with NBC Boston reports that witnesses told her that the suspect was driving erratically before crashing into another car at around 7 a.m.

The driver then fled on foot and got into a confrontation with the officer at 47 Burton Terrace, and the officer was shot.

WCVB reports that the officer was transported to the hospital in very critical condition. The suspect has been taken into custody.

Neither the officer or suspect have been identified at this time, and the department has not released any more information.

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JBo
JBo

Prayers for the officer, his family, and his LEO family...yet again.

LEO0301
LEO0301

This story is all too familiar. I can guarantee this will be another police shooting that most people will never hear about. If it was a minority, it would play on national news tonight. What a screwed up world we live in. Prayers for the officer.

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

On edit: Turns out stricter federal gun control laws would not have prevented this tragedy. This story is about the need for better retention holsters. Makes it harder to clear leather, but would have saved a Blue Life here.

Buzz17
Buzz17

Many prayers!

mindy1000
mindy1000

burgers allday Criminals will ALWAYS have guns.

JMc
JMc

The officer was taken to South Shore Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The name of the officer has not been released.

Fire_and_Steel
Fire_and_Steel

Sure, "stricter federal laws" are always the answer. Those state laws against shooting someone just don't seem to be working. Here's an idea that will probably get your (B.A.D''s) undies bunched up: a federal law that murdering a police officer is an automatic death penalty case, regardless of what state law says. Hey, it might not act as a deterrent, but it could cure recidivism.

Hi_estComnDenomnn
Hi_estComnDenomnn

This is what happens when officers are forced to respond with "restraint." The perp hit the officer with a big rock in the head and shot him with his own weapon.

Trooper636465
Trooper636465

It's a shame when officers lose their life!!!! I do believe that it should be mandatory death sentence!!!!!!! No plea bargain deals allowed!!!!!!!!!!! I am a Retired State Trooper from the South!!!!!! It has gotten to far out of hand!!!!!!!#