UPDATE: Cop Fired for Making Up a Story About a Shooter 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:
Schools in Millis, Mass. were closed today amid a manhunt for a driver who shot at a police cruiser.
Authorities say that an officer was checking on a disabled vehicle in Millis yesterday when a man driving a pickup truck shot at the police cruiser three times.
— Jessica Reyes (@jessicamreyes) September 3, 2015
The cop then returned fire, but crashed his vehicle, causing it to burst into flames. The suspect fled and remains at large.
The police officer involved in the incident was treated and released from a local hospital.
The suspect is described as a white man between the ages of 25 and 40. He was driving a dark pickup truck, which may have been maroon in color.