John Moynihan, 34, was shot without provocation when he and other officers approached a vehicle. Inside the car was 41-year-old Angelo West.
West shot Moynihan in the face. West was then shot to death.
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According to police, West has a violent criminal history with several gun convictions.
The Boston Globe reported that West was arrested in 2001 after he allegedly fired a shot at police officers who were trying to arrest him after witnessing West complete a drug deal.
The police commissioner called the incident “a real violent confrontation that was clearly unprovoked by our officers,” and added that there is “excellent video” that shows how the events unfolded.
The shooting took place at about 6:40 p.m. Friday in the area of Humboldt Ave. and Ruthven Street.
Evans said six officers approached West’s car, but they did not have their guns drawn. At that point, police say West began shooting, hitting Moynihan from point blank range in the face.
Police say West continued to shoot and emptied the chamber of his gun before he was shot and killed by police.
Two other people inside the vehicle were taken out by police. Evans said there were other unrelated charges pending against them.
During the shootout Moynihan, 34, was shot just below the right eye. He remains in critical condition and Evans said the bullet remains lodged near Moynihan’s ear.
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