Man fatally shot by police in Dorchester after stabbing officer


The Suffolk County Attorney’s Office is now investigating the incident.

A woman lights a candle at a makeshift memorial set up outside 22 Glendale St. with candles where a man was shot dead by a Boston police officer early Saturday morning after reportedly stabbing one of them with a knife. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff

A man was shot dead early Saturday morning after stabbing an officer in Dorchester, according to the Boston Police Department.

Boston Police Department Superintendent-in-Chief Gregory Long reported that officers responded to reports of someone shouting near 22 Glendale Street in Dorchester around 2:40 a.m.

Upon arrival, officers found a 48-year-old man with a knife in his hand, Long said.

According to the police, the man is said to have stabbed an officer in the upper body. Another officer at the scene fired his gun and hit the man with the knife, Long said.

According to police, the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The officers were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, Long said.

“This is a very active investigation,” Long said at a 5:19 a.m. news conference. “The scene is still being worked on, witnesses are still being questioned.”

The incident is currently being investigated by the Suffolk District Attorney’s Office.

District Attorney Kevin Hayden said he has a team investigating the incident involving her homicide chief.

Glendale Street will be closed while the investigation continues.

“We will be actively and thoroughly investigating this matter, pursuing each product, protocol, procedure and the facts wherever they lead,” Hayden said. Man fatally shot by police in Dorchester after stabbing officer

Rick Schindler

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