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    THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS

    MIDDLESEX DISTRICT ATTORNEY

    15 COMMONWEALTH AVE WOBURN MA 01801

    Middlesex

    District Attorney


    For Immediate
    Release         Contact:
    Stephanie Chelf Guyotte/MaryBeth Long


    UPDATE: Two Suspects Involved In MIT Officer Shooting And
    Armed Carjacking

    One suspect killed, second suspect at large

    CAMBRIDGE --  Police are investigating a fatal
    shooting of MIT campus police officer by two men who then committed an armed
    carjacking in Cambridge, Middlesex Acting District Attorney Michael Pelgro,
    Cambridge Police Commissioner Robert Haas, and MIT Police Chief John DiFava
    announced this evening.



    At approximately 10:20 p.m. April 18, police received
    reports of shots fired on the MIT campus.
      At 10:30 p.m., an MIT campus
    police officer was found shot in his vehicle in the area of Vassar and Main
    streets.
      According to authorities, the officer was found evidencing
    multiple gunshot wounds.
      He was transported to Massachusetts General
    Hospital and pronounced deceased.



    Authorities launched an immediate investigation into the
    circumstances of the shooting.
    The investigation determined that two males were
    involved in this shooting.



    A short time later, police received reports of an armed
    carjacking by two males in the area of Third Street in Cambridge.
      The
    victim was carjacked at gunpoint by two males and was kept in the car with the
    suspects for approximately a half hour.
      The victim was released at a gas
    station on Memorial Drive in Cambridge.
      He was not injured.



    Police immediately began a search for the vehicle and were
    in pursuit of the vehicle into Watertown.
      At that time, explosive devices
    were reportedly thrown from car by the suspects.
      The suspects and police
    also exchanged gunfire in the area of Dexter and Laurel streets.
      During
    this pursuit, an MBTA Police officer was seriously injured and transported to
    the hospital.
     



    During the pursuit, one suspect was critically injured and
    transported to the hospital where he was pronounced deceased.
     An
    extensive manhunt is ongoing in the Watertown area for the second suspect, who
    is believed to be armed and dangerous.
     



    The case is being investigated by local, state and federal
    authorities working in cooperation.
      The Massachusetts State Police Bomb
    Squad is assessing and removing any potentially explosive devices that may have
    been thrown on the street in Watertown by the suspects.
     



    The investigation remains active and ongoing.



    No further information is available at this time.



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