U.S. and state flags in Massachusetts are at half staff on all state and municipal buildings until further notice. Governor Charlie Baker issued the order to honor fallen Weymouth police officer Michael Chesna. He was shot and killed in the line of duty yesterday.
State Police Colonel Kerry Gilpin is offering the agencies condolences to the families of the Weymouth shooting victims. Weymouth Officer Micheal Chesna was shot and killed by a man yesterday morning. An elderly woman was hit by a stray bullet into her house fired by the suspect during the shooting incident.
Gilpin says the State Police will work tirelessly with Norfolk District Attorney Michael Morrisey and the Weymouth Police Department to hold the defendant accountable for the crimes.
There's a vigil tonight for fallen Weymouth police Officer Michael Chesna. Tonight's 7 p.m. vigil will be at Weymouth High School.
Meantime, Lopes will be arraigned tomorrow. The Norfolk County DA says that the defendant is not medically available for arraignment.
It is still unclear whether that arraignment will happen in the hospital or in a courtroom.
(Picture with thanks, Doug Cope, WBZ Boston)