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Boston Officer Wounded in Leg; Suspect in Custody

January 08, 2016  | 

Grant Headley is accused of shooting and injuring a Boston officer. (screen capture: WCVB)
Grant Headley is accused of shooting and injuring a Boston officer. (screen capture: WCVB)

A Boston police officer was rushed to a local hospital after being shot in the leg in the city's Dorchester neighborhood Friday morning, reports WCVB.

The plainclothes officer was seriously injured but is expected to recover. He used a department-issued tourniquet to help stanch the blood flow from his wound. The nine-year veteran of the force is a member of the Mattapan Drug Control Unit.

The shooting suspect, identified as Grant Headley, 27, of Dorchester, was in custody and the firearm, a 40 mm handgun, was recovered, Boston Police Commissioner William Evans said.

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AZBIGDOG @ 1/10/2016 6:46 AM

40 mm handgun seems awfully large? maybe he meant .40. But then again, in some of those Eastern states there have been an awful lot of stolen equipment. I can only hope the Officer is okay and will be recovering at home. Also that he gets to see if B O's feds are going to work on getting some prison time for the use of a firearm during commission of drug offenses and most likely illegal possession by a prohibited person?

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