Police officer shot in face at motel in Massachusetts

A police officer has been shot in the face while checking on a warrant status at a Massachusetts motel. 

Police say officers were at the Motel 6 in Braintree, just south of Boston to check a person’s warrant status Friday night, when the person opened fire, hitting one officer. Police have officers and vehicles stationed around the grounds of the motel.

“He’s a very good officer. We understand now his injuries are not life threatening, and so we will continue to monitor this situation.” The mayor of Braintree, Joseph Sullivan, said during a news conference.

Sullivan said there have been issues with this motel in the past; “We’re frustrated. There has been some history of the site, and working with them. We had taken a series of steps to upgrade the facility, but this is obviously a step backward and we need to do something more significant and more positive as we move forward.”

They say the officer has been hospitalized for surgery and…

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