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Man Who Shot at Massachusetts Officer, Causing Patrol Car Crash, Still at Large

September 03, 2015  | 

The man who exchanged gunfire with a Millis, Mass., police officer Wednesday afternoon remained at large after police called off an hours-long manhunt at dusk.

Police say a man in a pickup truck fired twice with a black handgun at a police car on Forest Road around 2:26 p.m.

According to a police statement, an officer saw a red pickup truck coming in the opposite direction, and as the two cars met, the driver of the pickup - without provocation - opened fire on the Millis officer.

In an attempt to avoid gunfire and seek cover, the officer drove the cruiser off the road and struck a tree, police told the Metro West Daily News. The police cruiser was immediately engulfed in fire.

The officer, who fired three shots in return, was not injured, though he was taken to Norwood Hospital as a precaution, said Dwyer. Police did not identify the officer.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but it may have been related to the crash, Dwyer said.

Related:

Video: Massachusetts Patrol Vehicle Hit by Gunfire and Crashes, Officer OK


Comments (7)

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Dave @ 9/3/2015 3:31 PM

Investigation determined the officer made the incident up. The department is in the process of firing the officer and charges are reported to be pending.

sgtken @ 9/3/2015 3:49 PM

It was announced today that the officer made it up and there is no evidence that he was shot at. I am an Sergeant in Massachussetts, 32 years. and outraged that this officer who f**d up and made up a phony story to cover his ass hurt us all. It's reported he is 24 years old and a part time officer. He crashed a new cruiser and made up this story to justify it. We have enough problems without these idiots making it worse

Sarge @ 9/3/2015 4:03 PM

Incident found to be a fabrication of the involved officer. The only involved person playing all roles was the allegedly targeted officer. He has been fired from agency. Check myfoxboston.

gduffey @ 9/3/2015 4:30 PM

Fabrication check MyFoxBoston FIR story followup.

Jon Retired LEO @ 9/3/2015 4:37 PM

Officer we are all glad that you are ok. when I say we I mean your brothers and sisters in LEO and those of us that are retired. The war in Afghanistan has got nothing on the war that American Law Enforcement is now fighting.

Robert @ 9/3/2015 9:45 PM

You may want to retract this article....or perhaps run an update

Jon Retired LEO @ 9/4/2015 11:35 AM

I apologize to all on this blog for my earlier post. I should have waited to get all of the facts before commenting. My Bad!

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