A Boston Police officer opened fire on a vehicle that had just hit another Boston Police officer after fleeing the scene of a drive-by shooting on School Street in Jamaica Plain Friday afternoon.
— Sean Ryan (@seanforboston) November 17, 2017
Boston Police Commissioner William Evans spoke at a press conference around 4 p.m. in regards to the incident.
Evans said that around 3 p.m. officers came upon a motor vehicle accident on School Street and spoke to the occupants of a minivan, who said the driver of a white Audi fired several rounds at them.
“And the Audi took off to Washington Street. The officers went up to Washington Street where they confronted the white vehicle. The white vehicle started to take off on them. The officers got out of their vehicle and with guns drawn. And at that point the white Audi backed up and hit an officer,” said Evans.
Evans said a second officer then fired his revolver, shooting one round at the white Audi. The white Audi then fled and officers located the vehicle abandoned at Bragdon and Miles streets.
The Boston Police officers were taken to a nearby hospital and the officer who was hit by the vehicle has minor injuries, said Evans.
Evans said police are still searching for the suspect or suspects and it’s been a very active crime scene.
The incident drew numerous helicopters to the area, which alarmed many residents.
— Zack DeClerck (@ZackDeClerck) November 17, 2017
It's kinda terrifying. Just noticed it moving my car https://t.co/TxfxuFNwKs
— Jonathan Stankiewicz (@jonstank) November 17, 2017