Massachusetts police officer in critical condition after being shot, reports say

A Massachusetts police officer is in critical condition Sunday morning after he was shot, reports said. 

The on-duty Weymouth officer was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries after being struck near Torrey Street and Burton Terrace in a town 17 miles south of Boston, Boston25 reported. The officer’s name was not released.

Massachusetts State Police said crime scene services, ballistics, troopers assigned to Norfolk County District Attorney’s Office are assisting in the investigation.

Officials have provided few details on what led to the shooting, but neighbors told NECN the officer was attempting to pull over an erratic driver when the shooting occurred just after 7:30 a.m.

The driver reportedly got out of his vehicle and began running as the officer attempted to stop him.

One person was taken into custody, Norfolk County DA told Boston25.

Marshfield police tweeted Sunday morning: “Thoughts and prayers to Weymouth Police Department and all officers families.”

Katherine Lam is a breaking and trending news digital producer for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter at @bykatherinelam

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