Two police officers shot, K9 killed in Braintree, Mass.
The two officers have not yet been identified.
BRAINTREE, Mass. (WLNE) – Two Massachusetts police officers and a K9 were shot multiple times in Braintree Friday afternoon, in what officials are calling an ‘ambush like attack’.
Officials confirmed the K9, named Kitt, a 12-year veteran of the force, died from his injuries. The suspect, not yet identified, has also died. Both officers are undergoing surgery in local hospitals.
The Norfolk County District Attorney confirmed officers responded to a domestic 911 call near the Braintree Village apartments at 12:45 p.m.
When officers arrived the female victim told them the suspect had fled into a wooded area nearby, and had at least 2 handguns on him.
Three officers and a K9 went into the woods to locate the suspect, where they came under fire from the suspect. The District Attorney saying the suspect was “lying in wait in ambush.”
The suspect has been identified as Andrew Homen, 34.
The officers have not yet been identified by officials.
Officials say that the officers remain in the hospital and are in stable condition.
Governor Charlie Baker announced on Twitter he ordered all U.S. and Commonwealth flags flown at half staff to honor K9 Kitt and the Worcester police officer who died while trying to save a drowning child.