Two Boston police officers shot, suspect dead: officials

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Posted: Aug 07, 2013 2:57 PM

BOSTON (Reuters) - Two police officers were wounded and a suspect was dead after a shooting incident in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood on Wednesday, said police officials, who were still searching for a second man involved in the daytime incident.

The shooting occurred after the two officers, assigned to a drug-investigation unit, stopped two people to ask them questions. One of the pair opened fire on the officers, Boston Police Superintendent-in-Chief Daniel Linskey told reporters.

The suspect died after being fired on by the officers, whose injuries were not life-threatening, Linskey said.

It was the second shooting involving Boston law enforcement in the past week. A prisoner being transported to a hospital last week wrestled a gun away from one of the deputy sheriffs transporting him and shot and wounded him.

(Reporting by Scott Malone; Editing by Ellen Wulfhorst, Grant McCool and Leslie Adler)