Boston police and a prosecutor are investigating whether to bring charges against a police officer who shot and killed a suspect on Dartmouth Street Tuesday, according to the Suffolk District Attorney's Office.
"Working with members of the BPD Firearms Discharge Investigation Team, a senior prosecutor will review the facts and circumstances to determine whether charges are warranted; that process began at the scene yesterday, continued through the night, and is ongoing this morning," said Jake Wark, press secretary for the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office.
Wark said the deceased’s identity will be released, likely by Boston Police, after family notifications have been made.
The , when police enacted a traffic stop on Dartmouth Street. The operator reportedly showed a gun and fled the scene. Two Boston Police officers pursued the suspect, and one of them fired a shot, which struck him in the chest, fatally wounding him. The suspect was pronouced dead at Boston Medical Center.