Massachusetts Police Officer Shot and Killed with Own Gun

Hearse carrying body of Weymouth Police Officer Michael Chesna

Lopes again tried to escape as officers chased him, investigators said.

Officer Michael Chesna, a 42-year-old army veteran and father-of-two, died in the line of duty on Sunday morning in Weymouth, Massachusetts, after pursuing an alleged hit-and-run driver.

Then the shooting rampage continued as the suspect allegedly killed an elderly woman inside her home, but her identity has not been released, authorities said. "We very much appreciated his service to the Weymouth Police Department", said Grimes.

A MA police officer and bystander have died from wounds sustained when a suspect allegedly took the officer's gun and fired following a vehicle crash and a foot chase. That's when Lopes hit Chesna in the head with a rock.

Chesna was pursing Lopes with his gun drawn when Lopes struck him with a rock, took the officer's gun and shot him multiple times, according to authorities.

Lopes then fled and fired more shots during a chase. She said she ran outside and heard someone yell, "get on the ground", three times.

Chesna was taken to South Shore Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Officers eventually shot Lopes in the leg and he is expected to survive.

Massachusetts Gov Charlie Baker tweeted his condolences on Twitter.

Two people, including one police, were killed Sunday (July 15) in the U.S. state of MA after a man attacked them with a rock and gun.

He was married and had two children, 4 and 9, Grimes said.

Grimes said he had spoken to Chesna's mother and she said her son joined the military "to open the doors to get in this job".

Chesna's body has been removed from the hospital and transported to the state's medical examiner office in Boston, where he will be evaluated. Dozens of police saluted the vehicle carrying the officer's body, and mourners placed bouquets by the Weymouth Police Headquarters.

The Norfolk District Attorney's Office says it can not release more information on the suspect's 'past court involvement ' prior to court Monday.

Law enforcement groups as close as the Boston Police Department and as far as ME are taking to social media to express their sadness.

"The Norfolk District Attorney's Office has now been informed that Emanuel Lopes will not be medically available for arraignment today", David Traub, a spokesman for the Norfolk County District Attorney's Office, said in a statement.

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