A Massachusetts police officer and bystander have died from wounds sustained when a suspect allegedly took the officer’s gun and fired following a vehicle crash and a foot chase. Authorities said Weymouth officer Michael Chesna was shot multiple times before 8 am Sunday, and died from the injuries at South Shore Hospital.
Officials said an unidentified elderly woman also died after being hit by stray bullets in a nearby home. Weymouth Police Chief Richard Grimes identified the shooting suspect as Emmanuel Lopes and said he was in custody.
Police said the suspect crashed a car, fled the scene, and attacked Chesna with a stone. Chesna fell to the ground, and officials say, Lopes took the officer’s gun and shot Chesna multiple times. Lopes then fled and fired more shots during a chase. Police say some of those shots fatally struck the woman. Lopes suffered a leg wound.