• FOX 25 source: Inmate freed himself while in bathroom


    (MyFoxBoston.com) – New details are emerging about the moments leading up to the shooting at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.
    According to a FOX 25 source, inmate Raymond Wallace was able to free himself from restraints while he was in the bathroom. The career criminal then tried to escape, but was stopped by deputies.
    A Boston Police report says that's when he launched a violent assault. Wallace grabbed Sheriff Deputy Jonathan Persson's gun and shot him in the leg. Another deputy, Sean Lee, then shot Wallace in the chest.
    Wallace remains hospitalized at Massachusetts General Hospital and is facing several charges.  The Suffolk County district attorney says the inmate is not healthy enough to be arraigned just yet, but will be when he improves. Official hospital visits like these are routine.

    FOX 25 asked Middlesex County Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian about the inmate's alleged access to his handcuff keys and he directed that question to Boston police. He also refused to comment on Wallace's medical condition.

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