Oct 13, 2016 8:57 AM
UPDATE: Boston officers out of surgery, shooter's name released
The Associated Press
Boston police have released the name of the man they say shot two officers responding to a domestic call.
They identified the suspect in Wednesday night's shooting in the city's East Boston neighborhood as 33-year-old Kirk Figueroa. He lived in the neighborhood.
Commissioner William Evans says Figueroa was wearing body armor and was armed with an assault rifle when he shot the officers.
He was shot and killed by police.
The injured officers were out of surgery by Thursday morning. Their names have not been released
Mayor Marty Walsh says they the officers are still in critical condition but "better than they were last night."
Two Boston police officers shot and critically injured responding to a domestic incident are out of surgery.
Police Commissioner William Evans tells WBZ-AM on Thursday morning that he understood that surgery "went well" and the officers' families are with them.
He says they were shot Wednesday night by a 33-year-old man with body armor and what he described as an "assault" rifle. The suspect was shot and killed by police.
Evans described a "hectic scene" with other officers rushing to the aid of their injured colleagues and pulling them to safety. He said one officer fashioned a tourniquet, while another put a finger on one of the wounds.
The injured officers' names were not immediately released.