In the wake of an East Boston shooting Wednesday night that left one man dead and two police officers injured, police are urging residents who have asked what they can do to help to donate blood.
Officer Richard Cintolo and Officer Matt Morris are still hospitalized after the altercation, in which 33-year-old Kirk Figueroa opened fire after the officers responded to a domestic dispute call at his East Boston home on Wednesday, according to authorities.
Officers shot and killed Figueroa after they say he opened fire on them with a tactical shotgun. Fellow officers pulled Cintolo and Morris to safety during the shootout and one officer, who had just received tourniquet training last Thursday, applied a tourniquet to Morris' wound, Police Commissioner William Evans said.
Evans said Thursday during a news conference that he believes the two officers will make a full recovery.
The Boston Police Department noted on Twitter that many people have been asking "What can we do to help you officers?"