Two charged in fatal shooting of Mass. cop

John B. Maguire is believed to be the first Woburn police officer to die in the line of duty


By Milton Valencia and Maria Cramer
Boston Globe

WOBURN — Two men have been charged in connection with the fatal shooting of a veteran Woburn police officer during an attempted robbery of a department store Sunday night.

Scott Hanwright, 19, of Wakefield, has been charged with first-degree murder and armed robbery, and Kevin Dingwell, 51, of Wakefield, was charged with accessory after the fact as a result of the shooting. A third suspect was fatally shot after he shot the officer, who was responding to the robbery attempt.

The officer was identified today as 60-year-old John B. “Jack” Maguire, a 34-year-veteran of the force and the son of the late Woburn Police Chief Thomas J. Maguire.

Read more on the Boston Globe website.

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