Saturday, 2:15 PM
Man shot by Lynn police officer after car chase
By Kate Augusto, Globe Correspondent
A Lynn police officer shot a man Monday night after a car chase and a series of collisions, police said.
The 36-year-old man was shot in the upper torso and taken to Massachusetts General Hospital, where he is currently in stable condition, according to a Lynn Police Department news release. Police did not release the manís name or the name of the officer who fired the gun.
At 10:30 p.m., officers responded to a report that the driver of a 2001 Lincoln Town Car hit a telephone pole on Maple Street and drove off, according to the news release. The driver fled on Euclid Avenue, crashed into a stone wall near Flax Pond, and kept driving, police said.
An officer began chasing the car but stopped when he drove onto the wrong side of the road, police said.
ďA series of collisions followed, and an officer was forced to discharge his department issued firearm,Ē police reported in the news release.
The news release did not indicate what forced the officer to fire his gun. The driver of the car may face several charges, including assault with a dangerous weapon.
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