The children of a Boston police officer killed by 47-year-old Terrell Muhammad say they're sickened by his recent arrest in Rhode Island on several charges including assaulting a police officer.
"I think he's probably going to end up killing somebody else," Boston Police Sergeant Thomas F. Rose Jr., 34, said today in a telephone interview.
Muhammad fatally shot Rose's father, Boston Police Sergeant Thomas F. Rose, Sr., 42, while trying to escape from the Government Center police station in 1993.
Muhammad, who was convicted in 1994 of manslaughter in the Rose killing, was released on May 2009, The Associated Press reported.
On Saturday afternoon, Cranston, R.I. police arrested Muhammad on charges that included reckless driving and assaulting a police officer, after he allegedly drove his car directly at two officers during a high-speed pursuit on Friday, Cranston police said in a statement.
Thomas Rose Jr. noted today that Muhammad, who also pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the 1986 shooting of a Dorchester store clerk, now presents a danger to residents of a neighboring state.
"Now [after being arrested] down in Rhode Island, he's a national terror," Rose said.
Rose's sister Allyson, 22, is set to enter the Boston police academy December. She also expressed outrage in a brief interview.
"It's sickening actually to read," she said.
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