Chesna reportedly came upon Lopes as he was allegedly vandalizing a home. Chesna fell to the ground, and Lopes took the officer's gun and repeatedly shot him in the head and chest, Morrissey said.
Weymouth Police Chief Richard Grimes said the shooting suspect, 20-year-old Emanuel Lopes, was in custody. Lopes is expected to face two charges of homicide.
WBTS-TV said Chesna was a five-year veteran for the police department and leaves behind a wife and two small children.
In fact, I was speaking with his mom this morning and she told me he joined the military to help open the doors to get on this job [as a police officer]'.
He is now hospitalized for a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to his leg.
Lopes, who uses the name Wright Simpson on social media, wrote dozens of rambling postings in the last several months and posted a profanity laced video tirade about President Trump on Instagram just one day before he allegedly shot and killed Officer Chesna and Vera Adams. Her identity will be released after her next of kin were notified. 'It does happen everywhere'.
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Chesna's body was transported from the hospital to the state medical examiner's office in Boston. Officers also lined the route Monday when the body was returned to Weymouth. "I'm looking out my window, like I'd see her in the kitchen, bopping around, you know".
Massachusetts Gov Charlie Baker tweeted his condolences on Twitter. Chesna was from Weymouth and graduated in 1994 from Weymouth High School.
Law enforcement groups as near as the Boston Police Department and as far as ME were taking to social media to express their sadness.
The Norfolk District Attorney's Office says it can not release more information on the suspect's "past court involvement" before court Monday.
Authorities in MA say a police officer in Weymouth and an elderly woman were both killed during an attack involving the officer's own firearm.
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