BOSTON Boston police say an inmate being taken for treatment at a hospital shot a deputy sheriff after a struggle over the officer's gun, then was shot and critically wounded by a second deputy.
Police Commissioner Ed Davis said the shooting happened around noon Wednesday in the emergency room of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. He said the two Middlesex County officers were removing the inmate's handcuffs when he grabbed for the gun. During the struggle, one deputy was shot in the leg. Davis said the other deputy then shot the prisoner in the chest.
An Essex County Sheriff's Office spokesman says the prisoner is 35-year-old Raymond Wallace of Salem, who was transferred from the Essex jail to Middlesex County last year for his own protection. Wallace awaits trial on armed robbery and related charges.