Dorchester man arrested for shooting Boston police officer

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BOSTON — A Dorchester man has been arrested in connection with the non-fatal shooting of a Boston police officer, authorities said Tuesday.

Avery Lewis, 31, was taken into custody by officers from District B-3 in Mattapan around 9:34 p.m. Monday after he allegedly shot a police officer on Esmond Street.

Lewis is facing multiple charges including unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, unlawful possession of a large capacity feeding device, armed assault to murder, and assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon (firearm).

Additional charges against Lewis include discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building, assault and battery on a police officer, possession of a firearm in commission of a felony, trafficking of cocaine weighing between 36 and 100 grams, and resisting arrest.

The injured officer, whose name has not been released, was transported to a local hospital following the incident and is reportedly in stable condition.

Lewis is expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.

The Boston Police Department continues to investigate the circumstances surrounding the shooting.

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