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Officials: Boston parking valet shot by police officer


Added 02-25-20 01:03:02pm EST - “The parking valet shot outside a prominent Boston hospital earlier this month was struck by a bullet fired by a police officer targeting a man brandishing what turned out to be a replica gun, the city's top prosecutor said Tuesday.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Officials: Boston parking valet shot by police officer”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

BOSTON (AP) - The parking valet shot outside a prominent Boston hospital earlier this month was struck by a bullet fired by a police officer targeting a man brandishing what turned out to be a replica gun, the city’s top prosecutor said Tuesday.

The valet, shot in the eye, survived and is recovering, Suffolk District Attorney Rachael Rollins and police Commissioner William Gross said at a joint news conference to discuss the preliminary investigation into the shooting.

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Police responded to a report of a man with a gun near Brigham and Women’s Hospital threatening security at about 9:20 a.m. on Feb. 7, authorities said.

The man, later identified as Juston Root, 41, fled in a car and led police on a chase until he crashed near a shopping center about three miles away in Brookline. Root was shot and killed by police after being ordered several times to drop the weapon, police have said.

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