Rockland: Suspect shot after police chase dies at hospital

Authorities say a man was fatally shot by Boston police at the end of a 20-mile car chase after a hit-and-run incident.

Plymouth District Attorney Timothy Cruz said the pursuit began at 10:25 a.m. Wednesday and ended at Exit 14 on Route 3 in Rockland. He said the man was shot by Boston officers when he struck a patrol car, injuring two officers.

The suspect was pronounced dead at about 12:45 p.m. at South Shore hospital. Cruz said his office is investigating.

A state trooper who was struck head-on by the suspect was also transported to South Shore Hospital, where he was treated for minor injuries and released. He is a 45-year-old, six-year veteran of the department who is currently assigned to the Bristol County State Police Detective Unit

Two Boston Police officers  and Rockland Detective Steve Sammon were also hurt in the pursuit. Rockland Police Chief John Lewellyn says he has heard that Det. Sammon has been released from the hospital and is back at the police station.

Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis said the officers pursued the man because a woman was struck and injured trying to get out of his car in the Roxbury neighborhood.

A police spokeswoman said later the woman wasn’t seriously hurt.


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