DA: Armed robbery suspect fatally shot by state police following standoff in Quincy – Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7News

QUINCY, MASS. (WHDH) – An armed robbery suspect who stole a Rockland police cruiser and led authorities on two wild chases was fatally shot by a state police STOP Team member Friday morning following a tense standoff in Quincy, officials said.

The 36-year-old man, whose name has not been released, tried to get out of the cruiser with a patrol rifle in his hand near the BJ’s gas station on Burgin Parkway when the officer opened fire, Norfolk District Attorney Michael Morrissey told reporters.

The rifle in the patrol car was fastened in a mount that can only be accessed by officers, but since the suspect was in the cruiser for about three hours, he was able to bend away metal brackets that keep the weapon secured, Rockland Police Chief John Llewellyn said during a news conference.

Source: DA: Armed robbery suspect fatally shot by state police following standoff in Quincy – Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7News