Police officer shot at motel, taken to hospital

Braintree-05/05/2017 Investigators were on the scene of Motel 6 in Braintree where a Braintree police office was shot. They looked at the room where the suspect stayed and a car parked out front. JohnTlumacki The Boston Globe

Robinson, who police say fired at the officers through his hotel room door, suffered numerous gunshot wounds when the officers returned fire and was found early yesterday morning with what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

Delaney was shot in the head, but is expected to survive.

Police said officers were at the Motel 6 in Braintree, just south of Boston, to check a person's warrant status Friday night when the person opened fire, hitting the officer. He has a warrant out of Dorchester District Court for domestic assault and battery, kidnapping, and threatening to commit a crime, he said.

Officials said Delaney may need surgery to remove the bullet from his head.

Officers removed Delaney from the scene and rushed him to Massachusetts General Hospital where he underwent surgery.

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Police said Delaney is a Marine Corps veteran and has been decorated with several life-saving medals.

A standoff followed the incident, but around 2 a.m. a robotic camera sent into the room discovered Robinson was dead.

Robinson remained barricaded inside the motel until nearly 2 a.m. when police heard shots ring out.

Braintree Mayor Joseph Sullivan hailed Delaney as an "excellent police officer" who has "performed well on a regular basis in a very admirable way". "That's where are thoughts and prayers are and in the next coming days we will be addressing the issues with Motel 6", Sullivan said.

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