Boston Police Officer Shot in Roxbury – Suspect Found Dead at Home
Roxbury, MA - At approximately 2:20 a.m. on Friday morning, February 22, 2019, an officer was shot several times near 102 Gerard Street in Roxbury.
According to WCVB, a Boston Police Officer was in uniform with his partner early in the morning when they pulled over a minivan. The driver opened fire on the officer who approached him. The two exchanged gunfire and the officer was shot several times, including once in the torso.
The driver fled the scene immediately after. Boston Police found the man who shot the officer dead in his home. He was identified as Kasim Kahrim, age 36. Neighbors say he was in and out of jail.
Police searched the area and found a firearm in the minivan that the shooter was driving. The vehicle was parked out front.
After the shooting, the officer was immediately taken to the Boston Medical Center for treatment. Medical personnel confirmed that he had not sustained any life-threatening injuries.
The officer that was shot has been a member of the department for approximately two years. His name has yet to be released to the public.
Police Commissioner William Gross stated that the Suffolk County District Attorney Rachel Rollins will be investigating the shooting with the Firearm Discharge Investigation team. If anyone has information regarding the matter, they are encouraged to call 1-800-494-TIPS.
Several streets near Allerton Street were blocked off for the investigation. Police officials are still seeking witnesses to come forward with any information. They are also looking into surveillance video footage from the area.
No update has been released on the health of the officer that was shot, except that he is stable with no life-threatening injuries.