Somerville Cop Shot- “seriously injured”

Boston.com is reporting that a Somerville police officer has been shot and is seriously injured.

The officer and a suspect were shot on Gibbens St. in Somerville. The officer, who has not been named, has been transported to Mass General Hospital. Residents reported hearing 8 shots coming from the area.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the officer and his family.

About Attorney John J. MacLaughlan

John MacLaughlan is Massachusetts licensed attorney as well as a Boston police officer. John is currently assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force (Gang Unit). He is a graduate of the Massachusetts School of Law with a concentration in Labor Law. He holds a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell as well as a Bachelors Degree in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. John has taught Defensive Tactics, Firearms, Use of Force, Applied Patrol Procedures, and Police Response to Active Shooters to sworn police officers and police academy recruits. Prior to becoming a Boston Police Officer, John served for 9 years as a police officer in Lowell, where he was a member of the Police Dive Team and Patrol Rifle Team.
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