List of 2013 Massachusetts police shootings

Below is a list of shootings by state, county, and local Massachusetts police officers that took place during 2013 and were reported on by the news media. In total, there were at least 44 shootings reported on by the news media. All but one of the shootings involved police who were on-duty at the time. In addition to these 44 shootings reported, I am aware of at least one shooting that was not reported on. It is possible that other police shootings occurred in 2013 that were not reported on.

Definitions

Date: The date the shooting occurred Agency: The police departments that employs the shooters Location: The street address where the shooting took place Shooter(s): The names of any police officers who fired shots during the incident Victim(s): Anyone who was hit by police gunfire during the incident Weapon: The weapon police said the victim had when they shot (if applicable)

Media reports: A list of newspaper articles and TV news segments about the shooting incident

The list

1. Boston police fatally shoot dog

Date: 01/19/2013 Agency: Boston Police Department Location: Dorchester, Boston, MA (street unknown) Shooter(s): Unknown Victim(s): Dog (killed) Weapon: N/A

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2. Massachusetts State Police shoot and injure Gene F. Guilbault

Date: 01/23/2013 Agency: Massachusetts State Police Location: Dunkin’ Donuts parking lot, 600 Page Street, Avon, MA Shooter(s): Unknown (two shooters) Victim(s): Gene F. Guilbault (injured) Weapon: Vehicle

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3. Suspended MBTA detective shoots up wall of New Hampshire hotel room, points gun at police during standoff

Date: 02/14/2013 Agency: MBTA Police Department Location: Radisson Hotel, Tara Boulevard, Nashua, NH Shooter(s): Detective Gary R. McKeon Victim(s): N/A Weapon: N/A Notes: Off-duty officer

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4. Chicopee police officer "accidentally" shot in the face by another officer during Tactical Unit training exercise

Date: 02/25/2013 Agency: Chicopee Police Department Location: Patriot Avenue, Chicopee, MA Shooter(s): Unknown Victim(s): Unknown (injured) Weapon: N/A

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5. Boston police officer shoots dog in the paw, injuring it

Date: 02/28/2013 Agency: Boston Police Department Location: 3 Beauford Lane, Boston, MA Shooter(s): Unknown Victim(s): Dog (injured) Weapon: N/A

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6. Police dog handled by Essex County Sheriff's lieutenant discharges firearm that was buried in the snow with its paw

Date: 03/02/2013 Agency: Essex County Sheriff's Department Location: Crescent Street, Lawrence, MA Shooter(s): Ivan (dog handled by Lieutenant John Pickles) Victim(s): No one hit Weapon: N/A

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7. Lawrence police officer shoots dog to death after it reportedly tried to attack several people

Date: 03/02/2013 Agency: Lawrence Police Department Location: 28 Summer Street, Lawrence, MA Shooter(s): Eric Cerullo Victim(s): Dog (killed) Weapon: N/A

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8. Revere police officer shoots and injures dog that was mauling teen

Date: 03/23/2013 Agency: Revere Police Department Location: Construction site behind the Northgate Shopping Center at 300 Squire Rd, Revere, MA Shooter(s): Mike Mullen Victim(s): Dog (injured) Weapon: N/A


9. Boston police officer fires weapon at person who allegedly threatened him while investigating active shooting scene

Date: 03/26/2013 Agency: Boston Police Department Location: Corner of Warren and Waverly streets, Boston, MA Shooter(s): Unknown officer from the Youth Violence Strike Force Victim(s): Unknown person shot at, but not hit Weapon: Firearm

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10. New Bedford police exchange gunfire with suicidal John Hernandez

Date: 03/28/2013 Agency: New Bedford Police Department Location: Southcoast Condominiums, Phillips Road, New Bedford, MA Shooter(s): Unknown Victim(s): John Hernandez shot at, but not hit Weapon: Firearm

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11. Wilbraham police officer shoots dog to death

Date: 03/29/2013 Agency: Wilbraham Police Department Location: Boston Road, Wilbraham, MA Shooter(s): Thomas Korzec Victim(s): Dog (killed) Weapon: N/A

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12. Tamerlan Tsarnaev killed, others injured during police gunfight with Boston Marathon bombing suspects

Date: 04/19/2013 Agency: Watertown Police Department, Mass. State Police, Boston Police Department, MBTA Police Department Location: Intersection of Dexter Avenue and Laurel Street, Watertown, MA Shooter(s): Unknown Victim(s): Tamerlan Tsarnaev (killed), Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (injured), Richard H. Donohue Jr. (may have been injured by friendly fire), unknown MBTA police officer (may have been injured by friendly fire) Weapon: Firearms, explosives

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13. Police shoot at unarmed Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

Date: 04/19/2013 Agency: Watertown Police Department, Mass. State Police, MBTA Police Department Location: 67 Franklin Street, Watertown, MA Shooter(s): Unknown Victim(s): Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (injured) Weapon: Unarmed

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14. State police exchange gunfire with suspect during foot chase

Date: 05/02/2013 Agency: Massachusetts State Police Location: Amherst Street, Brockton, MA Shooter(s): Unknown Gang Unit officers Victim(s): One person shot at, but not hit Weapon: Firearm

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