Slain Mass. LEO’s cuffs used to restrain his suspected killer

Police released a photo showing the suspect being handcuffed in a hospital bed as officials prepared to bring him to court to face charges


By PoliceOne Staff

WEYMOUTH, Mass. — The handcuffs of a slain LEO were used to restrain his suspected killer. 

According to Fox News, Weymouth police released a photo Wednesday showing 20-year-old Emanuel Lopes being handcuffed to a hospital bed with Officer Michael Chesna’s cuffs. Police said Chesna was killed after Lopes struck the LEO with a rock, took the officer’s firearm and shot him multiple times.

Emanuel Lopes, 20, was in the hospital as officials prepared to bring him to court to face charges. (Photo/Weymouth PD)
Emanuel Lopes, 20, was in the hospital as officials prepared to bring him to court to face charges. (Photo/Weymouth PD)

Lopes was in the hospital as officials prepared to bring him to court to face charges, WCVB reported

On Sunday, police said Lopes crashed a car and fled the scene. Chesna later found the suspect vandalizing a house. After Lopes attacked the officer, other LEOs responding to the scene exchanged gunfire with Lopes, who was shot in the leg and knee.

Chesna, a veteran of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, was pronounced dead at a hospital and left behind a wife and two young children.

Officials said 77-year-old Vera Adams was also fatally shot by Lopes during the incident.

Lopes was arraigned on two counts of murder Tuesday.

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