Tonight, a member of the MIT campus police force was shot on Vassar St. A short time ago, Middlesex Acting District Attorney Michael Pelgro and Cambridge Police Chief Robert Haas announced that the officer suffered multiple gunshot wounds, and despite the efforts of emergency responders, the officer was pronounced deceased at a local hospital.
On a day that began with our community coming together to mourn the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings, it’s deeply saddening to learn of another senseless act of violence. The thoughts and prayers of the MIT and Cambridge communities are with the fallen officer and the officer’s family and friends.
An investigation is underway, and I implore anyone with information on the shooting to contact the Cambridge Police Department at 617-349-3300. You can also send anonymous tips to the CPD by phone at 617-349-3359 or by text at 847411 (for text tips, be sure to begin your message with “Tip650”). You can find the Department’s anonymous e-mail form here.