Two officers were shot by a suspect early Friday evening while responding to a call in Falmouth, according to authorities. The suspect was also shot.
Both officers are expected to survive their injuries, Cape and Islands District Attorney Michael O’Keefe told Boston 25 at the scene on Ashley Drive.
The suspect was shot “a number of times,” he said. He was taken to Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Plymouth, before being transported by medical helicopter to a Boston hospital, state police said.
Officers responded to a call of “somebody causing a disturbance in the street” around 5:25 p.m. and confronted the man upon arrival, according to O’Keefe.
“He apparently got more and more agitated and finally produced a weapon and began to shoot at the police officers,” he said.
“The police officers, after they were fired upon, returned fire and the individual was hit a number of times,” O’Keefe added.
One officer was shot twice—once in his bullet-proof vest and once just above his vest, according to the district attorney.
“He is presently in a hospital, and they’re going to certainly monitor him, but he’s awake, talking to family,” he said.
The other suffered a “grazing wound” to the head and was treated and released from a hospital, O’Keefe said. He was also with his family.
“Both officers, we are grateful, are going to recover, we hope,” O’Keefe said.
The district attorney did not identify either officer, other than to say it was two male officers. The suspect has not been publicly identified.