Braintree Police officer shot at Motel 6; suspect barricaded

BRAINTREE, MA (WHDH) - The Braintree Fire Department confirmed Friday night they are responding to reports of a police officer shot.

The shooting happened at the Motel 6 on Union Street. Braintree Police Chief Paul Shastany said officers were at the motel to do a warrant check when the suspect opened fire. The veteran officer was shot in the face and was taken to Boston Medical Center for surgery. Shastany said the officer’s injuries are non-life-threatening and appears to be in stable condition.

A woman whose friend is at the motel told 7News that her friend heard three gunshots fired.

Motel guests were evacuated and put on an MBTA bus that brought them to the Braintree Police Department.

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