Evans said at a press conference from the Boston Police Department headquarters that officers approached 41-year-old Hyde Park resident Angelo West’s vehicle without guns drawn and the man opened fire.
According to police, West has a violent criminal history with several gun convictions.
On July 23, 2001, Boston police officer William Griffiths came upon an alleged drug deal involving West on Stuart Street. He and a State Police officer wrestled with West and were able to disarm him but not before he shot at several officers.
No one was hurt in that shooting. West was arrested following the incident. (Read more from “Boston Police Officer Shot ‘Without Provocation'” HERE)