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.
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.