Al­leged bur­glary, sus­pect dies in ap­par­ent drown­ing af­ter foot chase

Dorchester Star - - Regional -

CAM­BRIDGE — An al­leged bur­glary and rob­bery sus­pect died in an ap­par­ent drown­ing in Cam­bridge Creek Wed­nes­day af­ter the man jumped into the wa­ter while lead­ing Cam­bridge police of­fi­cers in a foot chase in the 300-block of Cedar Street.

The iden­tity of the de­ceased sus­pect is be­ing with­held by Cam­bridge police at this time un­til proper no­ti­fi­ca­tion can be made.

Ac­cord­ing to Cam­bridge police, of­fi­cer re­sponded to 300-block of Cedar Street at about 11:05 a.m. Wed­nes­day in ref­er­ence to a pos­si­ble bur­glary in progress. Police said upon the of­fi­cer’s ar­rival on scene, a man was seen jump­ing out of a sec­ond-story win­dow. Police said of­fi­cers gave com­mands for the sus­pect to stop and com­ply with police; how­ever, the sus­pect re­fused of­fi­cers’ com­mands, fled on foot and of­fi­cers gave chase af­ter the sus­pect.

Police said the sus­pect con­tin­ued run­ning through the neigh­bor­hood and even­tu­ally onto the prop­erty of Gen­er­a­tion III boat yard along Cedar Street. Dur­ing the foot pur­suit, the sus­pect was in pos­ses­sion of a hand­bag and was at­tempt­ing to open it.

Ac­cord­ing to Cam­bridge police, the sus­pect then ran to the end of the pier and then jumped into Cam- bridge Creek. Police said of­fi­cers at­tempted to help the sus­pect to safety but the sus­pect went un­der the wa­ter.

Police said of­fi­cers re­ceived as­sis­tance from a nearby water­man along with Res­cue Fire Com­pany and the Depart­ment of Nat­u­ral Re­courses in an at­tempt to res­cue the sus­pect.

Ac­cord­ing to Cam­bridge police, about 30 min­utes later the sus­pect was re­cov­ered from the wa­ter and pro­nounced de­ceased by med­i­cal staff at the scene. Of­fi­cers re­cov­ered the hand­bag that the sus­pect had in his pos­ses­sion and found a hand­gun in­side, police said.

Police said the man is be­lieved to be in­volved in other felony crimes, in­clud­ing an al­leged rob­bery with a hand­gun that oc­curred last week. The ev­i­dence from that rob­bery pre­lim­i­nar­ily matches the hand­gun that the sus­pect dis­carded, police said.

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