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Roxbury man charged with shooting at plain-clothes Boston police officer 9/26/2022 Alvin Buyinza,

Alberto Polanco, 20 of Roxbury was arrested and charged for allegedly firing gunshots at an on-duty police officer on Sept. 25.

At 6:09 p.m. officers responded to a gunshot incident picked up by their ShotSpotter software. According to the Boston Police Department, Polanco allegedly shot at an officer wearing plain clothes as the officer was conducting an investigation. However, the gunshot ended up hitting the officer’s unmarked car instead, according to Boston 25 news. Despite the officer being unstruck, the officer was still taken to a local hospital for evaluation.

Polanco was charged with assault by means of a dangerous weapon with a firearm, unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition and discharge of a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling, the Boston police department said. He is expected to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court on Sept. 26.

“This is another example of some of the bravery that our officers meet every single day in the challenges of doing police work. I am so happy that the officer wasn’t hurt,” said Boston Police Commissioner Michael Cox told Boston 25 news in a press conference. “I just want to thank him for his bravery, for his calmness, and just overall terrific professionalism in the face of this kind of danger.”

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