Boston police ID man who was shot and killed after stabbing an officer

Boston police have identified the Massachusetts man who was fatally shot by an officer after stabbing another in the chest. Boston police say Richard Ortiz, 48, of Revere, came at an officer with a knife and a second officer then opened fire, killing the man. “Officers encountered a man wielding a knife,” Boston Police Superintendent Gregory Long said. “During this encounter, he stabbed one of the responding officers in the upper torso. Another officer who was at the scene discharged his weapon.” Long said the suspect was pronounced dead at the scene. Suffolk County District Attorney Kevin Hayden was on scene investigating the incident. A high-level source within the Boston Police Department told 5 Investigates’ Kathy Curran that Ortiz was known to police. The source said Ortiz has a lengthy criminal record, including an active warrant for breaking into the home where he was shot. The district attorney’s office said the Boston police officer who was stabbed suffered serious injuries that are not considered life-threatening. A source told Curran that the officer’s life was likely saved by his vest, which prevented him from sustaining life-threatening injuries. The source also said the injured officer was lucky to have a second officer on the scene as Ortiz was standing over him with a knife. Witnesses described hearing four or five gunshots, then a woman moaning.

Boston police have identified the Massachusetts man who was shot by an officer after stabbing another in the chest.

The incident happened around 3 a.m. Saturday in the area of ​​22 Glendale St. near Hancock Street in Boston’s Upham’s Corners neighborhood.

Boston police say Richard Ortiz, 48, of Revere, came at an officer with a knife and a second officer then opened fire, killing the man.

“Officers encountered a man wielding a knife,” Boston Police Superintendent Gregory Long said. “During this encounter, he stabbed one of the responding officers in the upper torso. Another officer who was at the scene discharged his weapon.”

Long said the suspect was pronounced dead at the scene.

Suffolk County District Attorney Kevin Hayden was on scene investigating the incident.

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A high-level source within the Boston Police Department told 5 Investigates’ Kathy Curran that Ortiz was known to police. The source said Ortiz has a lengthy criminal record, including an active warrant for breaking into the home where he was shot.

The district attorney’s office said the Boston police officer who was stabbed suffered serious injuries that are not considered life-threatening.

The source told Curran that the officer’s life was likely saved by his vest, which prevented him from sustaining life-threatening injuries. The source also said the injured officer was lucky to have a second officer on the scene as Ortiz was standing over him with a knife.

Witnesses described hearing four or five gunshots, then a woman moaning.

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