Braintree, man, 21, identified as person shot by police in South Boston gun battle

The man shot by Boston police on Tuesday after he allegedly started opened fire on two officers in South Boston remains hospitalized and is not expected to be arraigned today, authorities said.

Paul Eric Louis-Jeune, 21, of Braintree fired several shots at two uniformed officers at the Mary Ellen McCormack housing development on Old Colony Avenue around 1 p.m. Tuesday, according to Boston police.

The officers fired back, and one of the officers shot Louis-Jeune in the chest. He is currently under a doctor’s care at Boston Medical Center, according to Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley’s office.

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Police said they recovered a revolver and suspected drugs from Louis-Jeune.

The officers approached Louis-Jeune as part of a drug investigation, and chased him when he fled, police said. Louis-Jeune ran to the front of a building in the housing development, then turned and fired several shots at the officers, police said.

The officers were not hit, but received treatment for stress.

The shooting is the third time this year that Boston police officers have shot a suspect. The officers have been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation into the shooting by the Suffolk district attorney’s office and Boston police, in keeping with department protocol.

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