Posted September 3, 2015 9:09 PM ET; Last updated December 13, 2015 8:03 PM ET
Sept. 2, 2015: A police officer assists as a cruiser that was shot at is removed from Forest Road in Millis, Mass.
(John Blanding/The Boston Globe via AP, Pool)
Authorities said he was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigators said he was found by another resident of the home.
No signs of foul play were found at the scene and the district attorney's office said his death is not being investigated as a homicide.
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Authorities in Massachusetts announced Thursday that a police officer has been fired after fabricating a story that shots were fired at his cruiser before the vehicle crashed and caught fire.
Millis Police Sergeant William Dwyer told reporters at a press conference that ballistics testing determined the only bullets found at the scene belonged to the officer.
“I’m very upset and don’t know how to feel right now,” Dwyer told reporters.
Dwyer said criminal charges are expected against the part-time officer, who has not yet been identified. Dwyer added the officer was a dispatcher and going to be a full time officer soon. There was no indication of the officer's motive in reporting the shooting.
The incident happened around 3 p.m. Wednesday in the town of Millis, Mass., when the officer claimed the cruiser was struck by gunfire before crashing and catching on fire, Massachusetts State Police said in a news release Wednesday.
The officer initially described a suspect who fled the scene after the shooting as a white male driving a dark colored, possibly maroon pickup truck, police said.
Massachusetts police officer fired after 'fabricating' shooting incident, officials say
Published September 03, 2015