Cop in Critical Condition After Being Shot Near JP; Suspect Killed

Location where suspect shot and killed, police officer shot on Friday, March 27, 2015.

Location where suspect shot and killed, police officer shot on Friday, March 27, 2015.

UPDATE, Monday, 6:30 a.m. — The officer, John Moynihan, is in stable condition after hours of surgery to remove a bullet from his neck, according to Universal Hub. Police identified the man killed as Angelo West, 41, of Hyde Park.


A Boston Police officer was shot in the face and a suspect shot and killed in the H-block section of Roxbury on Friday, according to multiple reports.

The incident took place at Humboldt Avenue and Ruthven Street, an area just blocks beyond Jamaica Plain.

Boston Police Commissioner William Evans said the officer is fighting for his life, according to a Herald report of a press conference at Boston Medical Center.

Mayor Marty Walsh issued the following statement:

“My thoughts and prayers are with the Officer injured tonight, his family and friends and the entire Boston Police Department during this difficult time. These acts of violence have no place in our neighborhoods. Our community is stronger than ever, and tonight we are thankful for all of those who put their lives on the on the line every day to protect our City.”

Because this incident is outside Jamaica Plain, we will not be following it in detail. We recommend Universal Hub as a continuing source for updates on this story.

  • fatz2fly

    White cop shot by black man – race not mentioned. Black man shot by white cop – race in the headlines for months. If that’s not racism, what is?

    • JamaicaPlainNews

      Thanks, fatz2fly. We posted this story early on after the incident, before anyone involved had been identified.

  • jpregressive

    I encourage everyone to watch these 2 videos of the opportunist scumbags trying to make this an issue about race. Some of these individuals are apparently linked to organizations participating in black lives matter protests. Great way to discredit themselves.

    • FartFace

      “Did you hear the part where he shot the officer in the face?!?”

      Umm…yeah, if that doesn’t justify deadly force, nothing does.

      Also, Superintendent Gross is the man.