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2 policemen shot on call in Falmouth



Two Falmouth police officers were shot dead on Friday afternoon and a suspect was shot several times by the officers.

The shooting occurred on Ashley Drive in the Seacoast Shores development in East Falmouth.

The police responded to a disordered phone call at this time.

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Michael O'Keefe of Cape and Islands said the officials who responded to an inappropriate reputation arrived at the scene and confronted a young man who got upset and started on the officers to shoot.

O & # 39; s Keefe said one of the officers had been hit by two bullets. One of the bullets hit his vest, and a second hit the officer over his vest. The policeman was treated at a local hospital for his injuries and should recover.

The second officer had a bullet on his head. He was treated and discharged from the hospital.

"After the police officers were shot at, they returned the fire and the person was hit several times," said O. Keefe.

The suspect, who was identified by relatives as Malik Koval, 21, of Falmouth, was first transported to the Beth Israel Hospital in Plymouth, then flown to a Boston hospital with a medical helicopter.

An update on Koval's condition was not immediately available.

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"Both officers, we are grateful, will recover, we hope," added O. Keefe.

O & # 39; s Keefe said that another shootout with police officers posed a challenge to the officers depicting the scene.

"Imagine being grateful when two of your policemen are shot, but they are grateful because these policemen are alive," said O & Keefe.

Russel Rezendes, a cousin of one of the policemen shot dead, said they were called to the scene after trash was thrown out of a car.

Rezendes said his cousin had been a member of the Falmouth Police Force for four to five years. He is the father of two boys under the age of five.

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Emmalyn Anderson, who identified Koval as her nephew, said he was born and raised in Falmouth. "We know Malik was trying to mentally sort things out … he was trying to make himself healthy," Anderson said.

"Unfortunately, things went in a direction tonight that none of us ever expected," she said.

Koval will face a series of charges, including assault and battery with a deadly weapon.

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