UPDATE! OFFICER FIRED FOR FABRICATING ATTACK!

***UPDATE***

It looks like we’ve all be swindled here:

Police say a Millis officer has been fired after fabricating a story about exchanging gunfire with a suspect.

Millis Police Sergeant William Dwyer made the announcement at a Thursday afternoon press conference.

Police initially said that Wednesday at about 3 p.m. a suspect fired 2-3 shots at a police officer, who returned three shots of his own.

The cruiser burst into flames and eventually had to be towed from the scene.

But one day later, Dwyer said ballistics testing determined that the only bullets found at the scene belonged to the officer.

Criminal charges are expected against the officer, who has not yet been identified.

***END UPDATE***



This is now becoming a daily occurrence. Early reports out of Millis, Massachusetts are that a cop was shot at from a red pickup while in his police cruiser, which then crashed and caught fire.

Here’s a report from Fox News:

Here’s what’s being reported on social media:

More from the official blog of the Massachusetts State Police:

Massachusetts State Police and several local police departments are investigating shots fired into a Millis Police Department cruiser at approximately 3 p.m. on Forest Road in that town. The cruiser was struck by gunfire, then crashed and caught on fire.

State Police are not aware of any injuries at this time. If that changes we will update this post.

Preliminary investigation indicates the shots were fired from a dark colored — possibly maroon — pickup truck. The suspect vehicle fled the scene after the shooting. Preliminary reports describe the suspect as a white male.

State Police patrols from Troops H and C have responded to assist in the search for the suspect, as has a helicopter from our Air Wing. Additionally, State Police detectives, K9 units, crime scene technicians, ballistics technicians, and fire investigators are en route to the scene to assist.

No further information is available at this time.

We hope the cop is ok, and if the shooter is ok, we hope the other cops catch him and make him… not ok.

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