Falmouth, Massachusetts – Two Officers Shot, Expected to Survive
Two police officers were shot in Falmouth, Massachusetts on Friday night, according to cbslocal. The officers responded to a report of a man breaking bottles in the middle of the street at around 5:35 p.m.. He also apparently was yelling at a woman inside a car. When they arrived and confronted the man, he retrieved a gun and shot them both. Officers returned fire, shooting the suspect four times. Both officers are going to be OK. The Department dodged a major tragedy.
The suspect was identified as Malik Koval, 21.
One officer was grazed in the head and released from the hospital, the other was struck in the vest, and just above the vest in the chest. He remains hospitalized, but the injuries are said to be non-life-threatening.
All three, two officers and suspect were taken to the hospital for treatment. All are expected to survive.
Massachusetts State police sent teams to assist Falmouth PD, as did the ATF.
MSP patrol, tactical, invest. and forensic units are responding to #Falmouth to assist @Falmouth_Police in the response to the shooting of two officers. Both officers are being tx to hospitals. A suspect was also shot & being tx. Situation is fluid; No further info is available.
— Mass State Police (@MassStatePolice) July 27, 2018
Koval’s family said they didn’t see this coming. But he is “known to police” and had a previous arrest.
— Christine McCarthy (@ChristineMNews) July 27, 2018
— Christine McCarthy (@ChristineMNews) July 28, 2018
— Kathryn Sotnik NBC10 Boston (@KatNBCBoston) July 28, 2018
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— IT Silicon Valley (@ITSiliconValley) July 28, 2018
“It just goes to show these lethal attacks against police officers can happen everywhere” – @EdDavis3 on Falmouth Police shooting. Both officers who were shot are expected to be OK https://t.co/DZb2ekG1zB pic.twitter.com/L0GrEpH7nb
— WBZ | CBS Boston News (@wbz) July 28, 2018