Officials identify suspect accused of shooting 2 Falmouth police officers

FALMOUTH, MASS. (WHDH) - Officials have identified the Falmouth man accused of shooting two police officers Friday night.

Malik Koval, 21, of Falmouth, is recovering at a Boston hospital from gunshot wounds he suffered after shooting two Falmouth police officers on Ashley Drive, according to a spokesman for the Cape and Island’s District Attorney’s Office.

Emmalyn Anderson, who identified herself as a relative of Koval’s, said the family was “trying to make sense of it all … It is by no means something he would ever want to do.”

Falmouth Police Chief Edward Dunne said Officers Donald Demiranda and Ryan Moore were responding to a report of a man breaking glass in the street when Koval ran into a house, retrieved a firearm, and opened fire.

As officers approached Koval, two other individuals, Marcus Maseda, 18, and Kimberly M. Koval, 38, attempted to interfere, according to a release issued by District Attorney Michael O’Keefe.

Malik retreated into the home on Ashley street and fired at officers from inside.

One of the officers was grazed in the head. The other was shot in the bulletproof vest.

Both are expected to make a full recovery.

Kimberly Koval and Marcus Maseda have been arrested and charged with obstruction of justice, assault and battery on a police officer, and interfering with the duties of a police officer, according D.A O’Keefe.

Malik’s condition has not been released.

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