BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) — Police say a Boston officer has been injured following a confrontation with a 54-year-old man armed with what turned out to be a pellet gun.
Authorities say state troopers and city officers responded to a 911 call at about 9 p.m. Wednesday for reports of a man with a gun on East 8th Street in South Boston.
Police say the man, later identified as Kenneth Connelly, did not comply with repeated requests to show his hands, and instead raised a weapon and fired.
At least one officer returned fire, striking Connelly.
Police say Connelly was taken to a hospital in critical condition.
One Boston officer was struck by a pellet.
Police recovered two pellet guns in the area.
The Suffolk district attorney's office is investigating the use of force.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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Boston officer hurt in gun confrontation; weapon turns out to be pellet gun
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