David L. Green Wiki -David L. Green Bio
David L. Green was a retired Massachusetts State Police trooper was one of three people, including the suspect, who was shot and killed in Winthrop in connection with a violent crash involving a stolen work truck.
MSP Superintendent Col. Christopher Mason says Green was murdered outside of his Beach Road home when he was shot near the intersection of Shirley and Cross streets, where the stolen truck smashed through a home Saturday afternoon.
His age is unclear.
Winthrop Police Chief Terence Delehanty said his department received a call shortly before 2:45 p.m. Saturday about the crash involving the stolen truck. He confirmed that no one was inside the home at the time of the crash.
After the crash, the suspect, whom 5 Investigates has learned is a Winthrop man, exited the vehicle and proceeded to flee on foot. At some point shortly thereafter, the man is believed to have shot a woman and Green. While Green was pronounced dead at the scene, the woman was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, where she was later pronounced dead.
Delehanty says one victim was found by Winthrop police on Shirley Street, about a half-block away from the scene of the crash. The second victim was engaged by the suspect in an alleyway between two houses that was further down the street, according to the police chief.
“I saw the kid climbing out of the truck. He had no shoes on. He was a little disoriented, and then he walked down towards the laundromat,” said witness Bob Harrington. “Then there was another blue car there and someone was saying: ‘Stop! Stop!’ I was looking at this from my window and then I heard (gunfire), so then I ran down to the street and ran down toward the scene and saw a girl in the middle of the street. … It was a shootout.”
David L. Green Killed
The retired Massachusetts State Police trooper David L. Green who was fatally shot by a suspected gunman Saturday in Winthrop has been identified by authorities as David L. Green.
In a statement Sunday, State Police Col. Christopher Mason said family and friends are mourning the loss of David L. Green and the woman who were both fatally shot Saturday by the gunman.
Winthrop police then engaged the suspect, who Delehanty said was armed with two weapons, and at least one officer shot him at the intersection of Shirley Street and Veterans Road. The suspect was transported to Mass General, where he died of his injuries.
“At this time, I want to remind community members that everyone is safe. There are no other suspects we are looking for and the scene is under control,” Delehanty said Saturday evening.
Multiple sources tell 5 Investigates that the suspect was unknown to police and that he did not know the victims.
State police investigators say the suspect stole a truck that was owned by local plumbing and drain company. Video from Sky5 shows the stolen truck involved in the crash belongs to Rapid Flow Inc., a sewer and drain cleaning company in Revere.
Delehanty says another vehicle was involved in the crash with the stolen truck. The two occupants of that vehicle were transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Sky5 spotted that vehicle, which sustained severe front-end damage from the crash.
The police officer who shot the suspect was taken to an area hospital to be evaluated, but Delehanty says the officer was not seriously injured. The officer will be placed on administrative leave while the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office investigates the shooting, per standard procedure.
The Winthrop Police Department, Massachusetts State Police, and Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office are investigating the shooting with the assistance of Boston and Revere police.
State police say they are investigating whether Green may have been trying to engage the suspect to end the threat. Authorities said the female victim was a bystander.