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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