Police officer struck by car in Jamaica Plain during chase on foot
A Boston police officer was hit by a car while pursuing a wanted suspect on foot in Jamaica Plain Wednesday morning.
Sergeant Detective John Boyle said the officer suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to a local hospital. He was not identified.
The officer was struck around 10:37 a.m. at 3084 Washington St. while chasing Wilfredo Burgos, 39, of Roxbury, Boston police said in a statement Wednesday evening.
The vehicle stopped at the scene. Other officers apprehended the suspect, who was wanted on warrants.
Burgos was also taken to a local hospital for minor injuries. He will stay at the hospital until he is able to be booked, police said.
He is expected to be arraigned in a West Roxbury court on charges of resisting arrest and assault and battery on a police officer, Boston police said.
Burgos is wanted on warrants issued out of district courts in addition to multiple other active warrants out of East Brookfield, Roxbury, and Worcester, police said.
Those charges include operating with a suspended license, receiving stolen property, and unauthorized use of a credit card, according to police.