Middlesex deputy, jail prisoner still recovering from hospital shooting

Middlesex deputy: A county sheriff's deputy was shot following a struggle over his gun with a jail prisoner in a Boston hospital Wednesday. A second Middlesex deputy then shot the jail prisoner.

John Tlumacki, The Boston Globe/AP
Boston Police stand guard outside Mass Eye and Ear in a chaotic scene after an inmate being taken for treatment shot a Middlesex deputy sheriff after a struggle over the officer's gun then was shot and critically wounded by a second deputy, police said, Wednesday, July 31, 2013, in Boston.

The prisoner who was shot during a struggle with two Middlesex deputy sheriffs in the emergency room of a Boston remains under treatment while an investigation of the incident continues.

The Suffolk County District Attorney's office says it's unlikely that 36-year-old Raymond Wallace will be arraigned on Thursday because of his very serious medical condition.

Police say two deputy sheriffs from Middlesex County were accompanying Wallace to an appointment at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary on Wednesday when Wallace suddenly tried to snatch a gun from one of the officers.

In the struggle that followed, police said one deputy was shot in the leg and his partner fired at Wallace, hitting him in the chest.

Wallace was in jail awaiting trial on armed robbery, masked robbery and firearms charges.

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