Cop Likely Shot by Fellow Cop During Boston Manhunt Still in Hospital

shot by copCBS NewsOne of the transit officers shot during the pursuit of the suspected Boston bombing suspects last month is still in the hospital. CBS News talked to him:

Speaking from his hospital bed, Donohue as he had no idea at first who he was responding to.

"It appeared to be some crazy random act of violence, but there was gunfire being exchanged and once they started throwin' the bombs or improvised explosive devices ... you don't even need to say a word, you're like, 'This is it. These are the guys.'"

Not long after arriving at the scene, he was shot.

"My partner tackled me to just to get me down. And it was in front of someone's driveway. And, you know, he applied pressure, trying to figure out where I was shot and that sort of thing."

Not once does the CBS report mention that Donohue was most likely hit by friendly fire. No room for unpleasantness in a puff piece? The Boston Globe noted last week the shooting of Donohue was the most serious of three potential friendly fire shootings during the manhunt (the others being of another transit cop and a state police vehicle). According to the Globe, each of the incidents are being investigated by the district attorney’s office and the state police as part of a “broader criminal investigation.”

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  • Fist of Etiquette||

    My partner tackled me to just to get me down.

    He yelled "stop resisting" on reflex.

  • Hugh Akston||

    It's a long day when you accidentally beat your own partner to death with a Maglite.

  • ||

    Is that what you kids are calling it these days?

  • ||

    Not once does the CBS report mention that Donohue was most likely hit by friendly fire. No room for unpleasantness in a puff piece?

    How dare you?

    I mean, really?

    This man is a fucking hero, laying his life on the line and you have the nerve to put it on his fellow officers heroes?!

    Where do you find the AUDACITY? Does your mother know you get paid to writ hit pieces on first responders, whose only crime was loving their community too much?

  • Ted S.||

    Hell, I simply mentioned the story about Boston cops' requesting the Dunkin Donuts shops stay open, and bootlickers had a conniption fit.

  • Death Rock and Skull||

    God Bless Teh Heroes (tm), out there organizing the community. They're doing God's work in some of the toughest neighborhoods in America.

  • ||

    Cops panicked and sprayed bullets everywhere hitting other cops. I am shocked.

  • LTC(ret) John||

    Who knew American cops and green Iraqi Army soldiers have the same fire discipline?

  • Cdr Lytton||

    Why not? They have very similar accountability and ROE.

  • SIV||

    was most likely hit by friendly fire

    Like reason writing about Ron Paul in 2008.

  • mad libertarian guy||

    And from the looks of Riggs, they'll make a run at Rand in 2016.

  • sticks||

    Sounds like something Archer would do.

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

    Shoot, bitch! Democracy's at stake!

  • Tman||

    Kermit Gosnell?

  • Almanian!||

    The Boy Scouts of America? Their fires are pretty friendly.

  • LTC(ret) John||

    The Albigensian Crusaders?

  • ||

    Speaking from his hospital bed, Donohue as he had no idea at first who he was responding to.

    May I mambo dogface to the banana patch?

  • LTC(ret) John||

    OK, I admit, I laughed pretty hard at this.


  • Lyle||

    Somehow the Watertown cops fired into the second floor of house down the street. They weren't in total control of themselves that night.

  • SweatingGin||

    Chris Dorner could have been anywhere that night.

    Or, if you prefer, how often do they really get to fire off some ammo? They were just blowing off some steam.

  • General Butt Naked||

    Eat a goddamn dick like you want to, you goddamn dog fucking cunt.

    You're such a fucking pussy, whiner bitch.

    "WAAAAHHH! Somebody killed a cop! Now what am I gonna think about while I rape babies"

    I don't even care that you're a racist piece of shit, it's the non-stop crying and whining that makes me hate you. That's why your comments get erased. Not because you hate brown people, it's that you fucking whine like a goddamn 2 year old. You're so weak and deformed that it makes me ashamed to be a white person.

    Fucking bitch.

    Why don't you tell me some more stories of you pickin' up the ladies, pimp? That shit was hilarious. Fucking pedophile bitch.

  • General Butt Naked||

    "...some type of woman?"

    Have you even ever met a woman (other than your mother and dolly)?

    Tell me about your "game" big man. I need a laugh, candy man.

  • widget||

    "Game" is manosphere term used by Heartiste, RooshV, and others. You're not doing them a favor by proselytizing for them. In fact, you don't even grok the basic anti-Protestantism of the alt-right.

  • LTC(ret) John||

    Tulpa, is that you?

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

  • Hugh Akston||

    EXCLUSIVE: Only frostbacks care about hockey.

  • LTC(ret) John||


    I plan on savoring the Blackhawks dismantling of Red Army North, one last time.

  • Auric Demonocles||

    Only game I've got a chance to go to is game 7 (unless I decide to go alone to game 2 Sunday afternoon). Schedule does not work well for me this time.

  • Generic Stranger||

    Murphy's First Law of Combat:

    Friendly fire - isn't.

  • BlueBook||

    OT - Why does the flashing banner ad want me to join the sexy Arab girls? Sure, I am sexy, but I am neither female nor Arabic.

  • Adam||

    But that shouldn't keep you from joing them.

  • Restoras||

    Where is Nelson Muntz when you need him?

  • WomSom||

    lol, stupid cops are shooting themselves lol.


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