"During the exchange, the suspect was struck by the officers and after a violent struggle, placed in custody and transported to an area hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries as a result of gunshot wounds", police said. The officers weren't hurt.
Sources told Boston 25 News Dr. Lina Balanos and Dr. Richard Field were found with their throats slashed in their penthouse apartment near the Broadway T stop.
But by the time police arrived at 8:45 p.m., somebody was already there waiting for them.
At a press conference Friday night, Boston Police Commissioner William Evans told reporters they believe the victims and the suspect knew each other.
A couple found brutally slain in their high-rise penthouse were identified on Saturday as respected doctors in Boston, police said. Dr. Bolanos was a pediatric anesthesiologist at the Mass Eye and Ear Infirmary and was an instructor at Harvard Medical School.
The two doctors were engaged to be married - until their lives were snuffed out on Friday.
The victims were pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
"The entire Mass. Eye and Ear community is deeply saddened by the deaths of Dr. Lina Bolanos and her fiancé", John Fernandez, President and CEO of Mass. Eye and Ear wrote. Field sent a text message to a friend, pleading for help. Field was noted for his tireless devotion to his patients, staff, and colleagues.
"We believe we have the person who's responsible".
Field had also worked as an attending pain physician and director of anesthesia for plastic surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital. In June of past year, Teixeira passed a note demanding money at a Boston bank.