Cops: Man who shot 2 Bos­ton of­fi­cers didn’t have gun li­cense

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - NATION+WORLD -

A man who shot two po­lice of­fi­cers re­spond­ing to a report of a do­mes­tic dis­tur­bance was armed with a tac­ti­cal shot­gun and wear­ing body ar­mor but didn’t have a gun li­cense, au­thor­i­ties said Thurs­day.

The of­fi­cers were re­spond­ing to a 911 call from a home in the East Bos­ton neigh­bor­hood at about 11 p.m. Wed­nes­day about 33-year-old Kirk Figueroa threat­en­ing his room­mate with a knife, Com­mis­sioner Wil­liam Evans said.

Two of­fi­cers en­tered the home and were shot by Figueroa, who was then shot and killed by other of­fi­cers, Evans said. Figueroa was not li­censed to have a gun in Mas­sachusetts, po­lice said.

The in­jured of­fi­cers were iden­ti­fied as Richard Cin­tolo, a 27-year vet­eran; and Matt Mor­ris, a 12-year vet­eran. Both un­der­went surgery and were in crit­i­cal con­di­tion, but they are re­cov­er­ing, Evans said.

Mayor Marty Walsh said, “Thank God they will be go­ing home.”

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