The Latest: Man who shot 2 officers didn't have gun license

BOSTON (AP) " The Latest on two Boston police officers shot while responding to a report of a person with a gun (all times local):

1:40 p.m.

Boston's police commissioner says the man who shot and critically wounded two officers was not licensed to own a gun in Massachusetts.

Police say 33-year-old Kirk Figueroa was wearing body armor when he opened fire on police late Wednesday with what Commissioner William Evans called a "tactical shotgun."

The officers were responding to a 911 call from Figueroa's roommate who said Figueroa was threatening him with a knife.

Evans identified the injured officers as 27-year veteran Richard Cintolo and 12-year veteran Matt Morris. He says an artery in Morris' leg was severed and his life was probably saved by another officer who tied a tourniquet on his leg.

Both officers remain hospitalized in critical condition, but Evans says they are recovering. He has spoken to both.

Figueroa was killed.

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9:55 a.m.

The man Boston police say shot and critically wounded two officers was a constable who described himself on a website as a former member of a U.S. Army Reserve military police unit, a bounty hunter in California and a former corrections officer.

Police have identified the shooter as 33-year-old Kirk Figueroa. They say he opened fire on police when they responded to a domestic disturbance call in East Boston on Wednesday night. He was shot and killed by police.

A car with the name of a website was towed from the shooting scene Thursday morning.

On the website, elitepolicing.org, a man who identifies himself as Kirk Figueroa says his company, Code Blue Protection Corp., provides police support, fugitive "apprehension and extradition services" and armored car training. He also says he is trained in mixed martial arts.

Constables are authorized to serve subpoenas and other legal documents.

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8:55 a.m.

Boston police say a man who shot two officers was not known to authorities before he allegedly opened fire as officers responded to a domestic call in East Boston.

Police have identified the suspect as 33-year-old Kirk Figueroa.

Commissioner William Evans says Figueroa was wearing body armor and armed with an assault rifle when he shot the officers late Wednesday. He was shot and killed by police.

A spokesman said Boston police had never arrested Figueroa before.

The injured officers were out of surgery by Thursday morning. They are still in critical condition. Their names have not been released yet.

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8:10 a.m.

Boston police have released the name of the man they say shot two officers responding to a domestic call.

They identified the suspect in Wednesday night's shooting in the city's East Boston neighborhood as 33-year-old Kirk Figueroa. He lived in the neighborhood.

Commissioner William Evans says Figueroa was wearing body armor and was armed with an assault rifle when he shot the officers.

He was shot and killed by police.

The injured officers were out of surgery by Thursday morning. Their names have not been released

Mayor Marty Walsh says they the officers are still in critical condition but "better than they were last night."

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7:20 a.m.

Two Boston police officers shot and critically injured responding to a domestic incident are out of surgery.

Police Commissioner William Evans tells WBZ-AM on Thursday morning that he understood that surgery "went well" and the officers' families are with them.

He says they were shot Wednesday night by a 33-year-old man with body armor and what he described as an "assault" rifle. The suspect was shot and killed by police.

Evans described a "hectic scene" with other officers rushing to the aid of their injured colleagues and pulling them to safety. He said one officer fashioned a tourniquet, while another put a finger on one of the wounds.

The injured officers' names were not immediately released.

He says deadly force is a last resort for police but in this case "we had to do what we had to do."

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6:15 a.m.

Authorities say nine officers are being treated for minor injuries, stress and trauma after a shootout left two Boston police officers wounded and a suspect dead.

Boston Police Commissioner William Evans said at an early Thursday news conference that officers were responding to a report of a person with a gun just after 11 p.m. Wednesday in East Boston when they came under fire.

Evans says the two wounded officers were hospitalized in "extremely critical condition." Their names have not been released. He said nine other officers were being treated at Tufts Medical Center.

Police initially asked residents in the East Boston neighborhood to shelter in place as they searched for a suspect. They later said the suspect was killed and the situation was under control.

This story has been corrected to show that officers are in critical condition, not one in critical condition and the other in stable condition.

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12:55 a.m.

Boston police say two officers have been shot and wounded and the suspect is dead.

Police say the officers were responding to a report of a person with a gun late Wednesday night in East Boston when they came under fire.

One of the officers was shot multiple times and is hospitalized in critical condition. The other officer is listed in stable condition. Their names have not been released.

Police initially asked residents in the East Boston neighborhood to shelter in place as they searched for a suspect. They later said the suspect was killed and the situation was under control.

Police Commissioner William Evans is asking the community to "please pray for our injured officers."

No other information was immediately available.

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12:20 a.m.

Authorities say they've located a suspect wanted in connection with the shooting of two Boston police officers.

The Boston Police Department lifted a shelter-in-place order early Thursday, saying the scene was secure.

Authorities say the officers were responding to a report of a person with a gun late Wednesday night in East Boston when they came under fire. The extent of their injuries was not immediately known.

Police wrote on Twitter that as the scene unfolds, "we kindly ask our community members to pray for our injured officers."

Police have not released any additional information.

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11:50 p.m.

Two police officers have been shot in Boston and a suspect is still on the loose.

Police say the officers were shot late Wednesday night. Their conditions were not immediately available.

Police say the officers were responding to a report of a person with a gun when they came under fire.

Police are asking residents of the East Boston neighborhood where the shooting happened to shelter in place as officers search the area for the suspect.

Police have not released any additional information.

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11:45 p.m.

Two police officers have been shot in Boston and a suspect is still on the loose.

Police say the officers were shot late Wednesday night. Their conditions were not immediately available.

It's unclear what led to the shooting.

Police are asking residents of the East Boston neighborhood where the shooting happened to shelter in place as officers search the area for the suspect.

Police have not released any additional information.

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This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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