September 9, 2011 – Mark McMullen, 44, from Boston, Massachusetts, was fatally shot by police officers after leading them on a 20 mile high speed chase. The pursuit began in Roxbury after police witnessed McMullen’s car strike a woman, who turned out to suffer only minor injuries. Boston Police officers immediately pursued McMullen and were later joined by the Massachusetts State Police. The chase continued down Interstate 93 South and onto Route 3 South.
McMullen eventually exited the highway at exit 14 near Route 228 in Rockland. While still on the exit ramp McMullen continued to evade capture and caused his vehicle to strke two police cruisers. Police officers then allegedly fired three shots at McMullen resulting in his death.
A state trooper, who’s car was struck head on by McMullen, was taken to South Shore Hospital and treated for his injuries. Two other officers also received medical treatment. The Rockland Police Department assisted at the scene, but were not involved in the chase.
The accident and shooting remain under investigation by the Boston Police Commissioner, Plymouth County investigators, and the State Police.
Source: The Patriot Ledger