Sheriff’s Deputy Shot by Prisoner in Boston Hospital: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Two people were shot at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (above) in the admittance area to the hospital at around noon on Wednesday morning, reports WCVB.

Here’s what you need to know…

1. The Shooter Was a Prisoner Being Transported

A prisoner grabbed a gun from a deputy sheriff in the admittance area and shot the officer. The deputy was shot in the leg. According to Fox 25, the prisoner was in the hospital awaiting specialty treatement, he struggled for the deputy’s gun and during the fight, the officer was shot. Police Commissioner Ed Davis told reporters:

Inside the emergency room, as the handcuffs were being taken off the suspect, he began to struggle for a gun. There was a fight. He began to struggle for one of the deputy sheriff’s guns. the two individuals fell to the floor and a round was fired.

2. The Suspect is in Critical Condition

A suspect has been shot and arrested by another deputy. According to Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis, the suspect was shot “seriously.” It’s reported by The Boston Globe that he was shot in the chest.

3. It is Not an Active Shooter Scene

Police are not searching for any other suspects. Hospital spokesperson Jennifer Street told reporters the hospital was a “secure site right now.”

4. It Doesn’t Appear There Any Are Other Injuries

The scene outside the hospital right now (above).

5. The Hospital is Swarming With Police

Boston detectives are on the scene as is Police Commissioner Edward F. Davis. The hospital is open but the ER is closed while investigations continue into the shooting. The hospital is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the fourth best in the US for eye and ear complaints.