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Officers hurt, suspect shot during early morning chase

October 30, 2019 GMT

SALEM, Mass. (AP) — Police in Massachusetts say two officers and a suspect were injured in an early morning officer-involved shooting.

Salem police say two officers were approaching a suspicious vehicle at an industrial park just after 1 a.m. Wednesday when the car drove toward them.

One officer opened fire, grazing the driver’s arm.

The officers were hurt trying to avoid the oncoming vehicle.

The suspect, identified as 25-year-old Austin Boga, of Peabody, drove away but crashed. He then jumped into the harbor before he was pulled from the water and sent to the hospital. The officers were also brought to the hospital.

Boga was held without bail on a variety of charges including assault with a dangerous weapon pending a dangerousness hearing Monday. Boga’s attorney objected, saying details of the case were vague.