UPDATE: Police Say Cop Made Up a Story About a Gunman Firing at His Cruiser
UPDATE, Sept. 4: Cops say a police officer has been fired for fabricating a story about a gunman firing at his cruiser.
Millis Police Sergeant William Dwyer told reporters at a press conference that ballistics testing determined the only bullets found at the scene belonged to the officer.
“I’m very upset and don’t know how to feel right now,” Dwyer told reporters.
Dwyer said criminal charges are expected against the part-time officer, who has not yet been identified. Dwyer added the officer was a dispatcher and going to be a full time officer soon. There was no indication of the officer's motive in reporting the shooting.
Read the original story below:
A Massachusetts police cruiser crashed and caught fire after it was struck by gunfire Wednesday afternoon, and now police are looking for the gunman.
The incident occurred at approximately 3:00 p.m. in the town of Millis, about 20 miles southwest of Boston, according to Massachusetts State Police.
Shepard Smith reported that police have confirmed that an officer was in the vehicle when it was struck by at least one bullet. The officer then ran his car off the road and crashed it, causing the vehicle to catch fire.
Police have said they are not aware of any injuries at this time.
Shep reported that witnesses say they saw a white man fire a gun from a dark-colored, possibly maroon, pickup truck.
State and local police, along with fire investigators, are taking part in the investigation and search for the gunman.
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