A Weymouth, Ma., police officer and a bystander were killed Sunday after a suspect allegedly took the officer’s gun after a vehicle crash and a foot chase. Three officers were shot in connection with a search for a suspect in the death of a college student.
One police officer was killed in Massachusetts and three others were wounded in Missouri in separate shootings Sunday, USA Today reports. A suspect in Kansas City had barricaded himself inside a house Sunday afternoon. Two officers were shot earlier while working undercover at a motel, said Sgt. Jacob Becchina, a police spokesman. The officers were in stable condition. The suspect fled in a vehicle with another person, who was arrested when officers found the vehicle. A third officer was shot while searching for the suspect. The suspect was later killed in an exchange of gunfire as he emerged from a home, said police Chief Rick Smith. The suspect had been under surveillance as a person of interest in the death of a University of Missouri-Kansas City student Sharath Koppu, who was fatally shot July 6 during a restaurant robbery.
In Massachusetts, a Weymouth police officer and a bystander were killed Sunday after a suspect allegedly took the officer’s gun after a vehicle crash and a foot chase, authorities said. The officer, Michael Chesna, 42, was shot multiple times in the head and chest by his own gun and died from the injuries at a hospital. Chesna was a veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan who was married with children ages 4 and 9. The suspect, Emmanuel Lopes, was hospitalized with a leg wound suffered when he was arrested. Lopes allegedly crashed a car, fled the scene and attacked Chesna with a stone to the head. The suspect then allegedly took the officer’s gun and shot him repeatedly. The other victim was an unidentified elderly woman who was hit by stray bullets in a nearby home.