MIT Police Officer Killed in Boston Battle

MIT’s newspaper The Tech says an officer is down and for those who are nearby to stay inside. Last update: Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office says that the MIT officer has died. MIT Police have determined that the suspect in this shooting is no longer on campus.


#MIT ALERT: Shots fired near 32 Vassar St (Stata Center), police officer down. Please stay inside.— The Tech

3. MIT’s first statement:


At 10:48 PM today gunshots were reported near Building 32 (Stata) which is currently surrounded by responding agencies. The area is cordoned off. Please stay clear of area until further notice. Unknown if injuries have occurred.. Although the situation is considered active and extremely dangerous, an investigation is underway. Updates will be provided at this site when more information becomes available.


Cambridge police tells me no one in custody at this time. Says there’s an active crime scene.— Stefan Becket

5. UPDATE — April 18, 2013, 11:20 p.m. EDT: MIT says they are still investigating.


Responding agencies continue to investigate active shooter incident at building 32(Stata). Please stay indoors and away from Building 32((Stata) and surrounding area.

6. UPDATE — April 18, 2013, 11:29 p.m. EDT: The Tech releases a photo of the scene.

Photo from the #MIT shooting #CambMA (warning: potentially graphic) http://t.co/H4E6Fr4pId

— The Tech (@thetech)

Photo from the #MIT shooting #CambMA (warning: potentially graphic) http://t.co/H4E6Fr4pId— The Tech

7. Map of Building 32, which is the Strata Center on Vassar Dr.

8. UPDATE — April 18, 2013, 11:41 p.m. EDT: State police confirm the MIT cop has sustained life-threatening injuries.

State police confirms the MIT cop has sustained life-threatening injuries. #mitshooting

— Jennifer Peter (@GlobeJenPeter)

State police confirms the MIT cop has sustained life-threatening injuries. #mitshooting— Jennifer Peter

MSP assisting Cambridge, MIT police in investigation into shooting. Victim is MIT officer. No arrests at this time.

— MASS STATE POLICE (@MassStatePolice)

MSP assisting Cambridge, MIT police in investigation into shooting. Victim is MIT officer. No arrests at this time.— MASS STATE POLICE

10. UPDATE — April 19, 2013, 12:02 a.m. EDT: Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office says that the MIT officer has died.

#Breaking : Mass State Police confirm #MIT officer wounded in shooting has died.

— NBC Connecticut (@NBCConnecticut)

#Breaking : Mass State Police confirm #MIT officer wounded in shooting has died.— NBC Connecticut

11. UPDATE — April 19, 2013, 12:54 a.m. EDT: Shooter remains at large police searching on campus and trains.

Police searching train from Cambridge to Boston after MIT officer was shot and killed #7news http://t.co/hljGE5SYme

— Brad Tatum (@BradTatum)

Police searching train from Cambridge to Boston after MIT officer was shot and killed #7news http://t.co/hljGE5SYme— Brad Tatum

12. UPDATE — April 19, 2013, 2:01 a.m. EDT: MIT Police have determined that the suspect is no longer on campus.

MIT Police have determined that the suspect in this evening’s shooting is no longer on campus. It is now safe to resume normal activities.

— MIT (@MITnews)

MIT Police have determined that the suspect in this evening’s shooting is no longer on campus. It is now safe to resume normal activities.— MIT

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