Boston, April 19: It was an unforgettable night for the people of Boston and Watertown. There was no dearth of thrill and adventure, not to mention the fear factor, in the episode which was being played out throughout Thursday night and still is.
Soon after a police officer was shot dead in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), two men carjacked a Mercedes SUV at gunpoint and the owner of the vehicle managed to flee at a gas station on the Memorial Drive. The SUV proceeded towards Watertown and was chased by several police vehicles.
The two suspects (one of whom was dead a few hours afterwards) opened fire on the Watertown police during the pursuit and a Transit Police officer was seriously injured in the firing. He was admitted to a hospital in Boston in a critical condition.
The deceased suspect was also injured during the gunfight and later died at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, sources said.
The police were hunting for the second suspect and urged the local people n to stay indoors and not to open the doors to anybody other than law enforcement officials. The night chaos started about six hours after the officials released images of suspects in the Boston marathon blasts of April 15 that killed three and injured nearly 180 people.