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Dorchester man indicted for shooting police officer

A Dorchester man accused of shooting a Boston police officer in the leg and trying to flee was indicted Thursday on 12 counts of drug and firearm violations, including armed assault with intent to murder, Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley announced.

Grant Headley, 27, allegedly fired at the officer after a car stop on Mt. Bowdoin Terrace on Jan. 5. Officers believed Headley was selling crack cocaine and violating his probation.

The indictment by a Suffolk County grand jury also charged Headley with assault and battery by discharging a firearm, possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony, unlawfully carrying a loaded firearm, unlawful possession of a large-capacity weapon and feeding device, and unlawful possession of a firearm with a defaced serial number unlawful possession of a firearm as a second or subsequent offense, prosecutors said.

He was also charged with drug distribution charges and being a Level II armed career criminal, prosecutors said.

The 37-year-old officer suffered injuries that were not life-threatening, prosecutors said.

Headley was held on $1.5 million cash bail at his arraignment in Dorchester Municipal Court on Jan. 11.

His arraignment in Suffolk Superior Court has not yet been scheduled.

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