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