Winthrop Police report a man who stole a plumbing truck in Revere, drove it into a house, leveling it, ran away, shot two bystanders - one of them a retired state trooper - then was himself fatally shot by a police officer, around 2:40 p.m.
A preliminary investigation indicates that the male suspect allegedly stole a box truck owned by a plumbing and drain company and then crashed into a residential building on Veterans Road. Following the crash the suspect emerged from the truck and fled on foot. At some point shortly thereafter, the suspect, who was armed with a firearm, is believed to have shot the two adult victims.
Police say the male victim was declared dead at the scene, at Shirley and Cross streets. The woman was transported to a Boston trauma center, where she died. The suspect was also taken to a local hospital, where he died.
This evening, area police and firefighters formed an honor guard on the route from Winthrop to the state medical examiner's office on Albany Street in the South End as the retired trooper's body was brought there.