• Witness: Friendly fire likely wounded MBTA Officer Richard Donohue


    (MyFoxBoston.com) – There appears to be more evidence pointing to the possibility that transit officer Richard Donohue was the victim of friendly fire.
    The Boston Globe obtained an eyewitness statement to the entire April 19 shootout on Dexter Street. In the statement, Jane Dyson said she saw someone collapse as law enforcement opened fire on the SUV driven by Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

    This was after Tamerlan Tsarnaev was shot and on the ground. She said Officer Donohue appeared to fall and get wounded during a time when only police were firing weapons.
    The paper says two other witnesses have written similar statements.'

    Mass. State Police spokesman David Procopio says all the events that occurred on April 19 are under investigation.

    "The entire sequence of events, to include the discharge of weapons, is under investigation," says Procopio. "Even if the investigation does identify friendly fire incidents, it does not change the fact that all the officers and troopers at those chaotic scenes acted with valor and courage in the face of a life threatening situation. We are grateful more police officers were not hurt."

    Donohue is recovering in the hospital.

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