Police Officer, Bystander Killed In Mass.

Saul Bowman
July 16, 2018

Another officer who had arrived at the scene shot Lopes in the leg. Lopes then fled and fired shots into a nearby home, killing a woman inside, Morrissey said.

WCVB reports that New England Patriots' owner Robert Kraft stopped by the Weymouth Police Station after news of Officer Chesna's death was reported. At that point, Chesna was struck in the head with a large rock and his firearm was taken from him.

As other officers gave chase, Lopes allegedly squeezed off three more rounds, missing his pursuers but fatally striking an unidentified elderly woman as she sat inside her house.

A MA police officer is killed in the line of duty with his own firearm.

Authorities say the Weymouth officer was shot before 8 a.m. Sunday, and the officer's injuries have been described as "life-threatening".

After the shooting, medics came at the scene and took Chesna to South Shore Hospital where he later died.

The Norfolk District Attorney's Office says it can not release more information on the suspect's "past court involvement" before court Monday.


The incident happened Sunday when officer Michael Chesna was responding to a call of an erratic driver near Boston. "It doesn't matter if you're my family, if you're my friend, if you're somebody that I'm close to", he said. A stray bullet fired by Lopes killed the woman in the home.

A police officer in MA is in critical condition from being shot several times.

Neighbors say he had been driving erratically as officers tried to pull him over.

The officer was only one day away from his sixth anniversary of joining the police department.

Authorities say an on duty officer in Weymouth was shot several times Sunday morning and is in critical condition.

The shooting suspect fled the area with another person, who was found with the vehicle shortly afterward and arrested.

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