The Dindu Nuffin team lost one of their members today when an ISIS sympathizer being monitored by the FBI was shot and killed at a bus stop.
(Boston Herald) An armed man in his 20s being surveilled by the FBI counterterrorism unit was shot and killed by an FBI agent and a Boston police officer in Roslindale this morning, according to Boston Police Commissioner William Evans.
“He was on foot, under surveillance,” Evans said. “The officers have been surveilling him and again they wanted to speak to him … and he turned and our officers gave several commands for him to drop the weapon and unfortunately he came at the officers and they did what they were trained to do and that’s never an easy decision for any officer to make.”
One FBI agent and one BPD officer fired, FBI Special Agent in Charge Vincent B. Lisi said.
Evans said the suspect was wielding a large military-style black knife that he could have “done a lot of damage” with.
“I think our officers tried their best with the FBI to try to convince him to put down the knife but he didn’t leave us a choice,” Evans said. “It’s an active investigation with the joint terrorism task force … It’s very fluid it’s ongoing, but we have one male shot and as you can see it is a very active scene.”
The suspect was declared dead at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Evans said. (read more)
More – […] Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley said his office would investigate whether the shooting was justified.
Evans said officers had approached the man in a strip-mall parking lot without weapons drawn and opened fire only after he repeatedly advanced on them, leaving them in fear for their lives.
“The FBI and the Boston Police did everything they could to get this individual to drop his knife,” Evans said. “They kept retreating, verbally giving commands to drop the weapon.” (more)