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Detective Lavar Gilbert Discharged from Hospital after Shooting Incident

We are pleased to report that Detective Lavar Gilbert has been discharged from the Boston hospital following his shooting incident on Monday night. Though he will require a follow-up procedure in the near future, his progress towards recovery is remarkable.

During the incident, Detective Gilbert, a veteran assigned to the “Organized Crime Intelligence Bureau,” was working undercover in an unmarked vehicle at the Rivet St./Orchard St. intersection when shots were fired, shattering his window and hitting him in the face. Despite the injuries, he managed to drive himself to the hospital and received prompt medical attention.

The investigation into the shooting remains highly active as detectives pursue various leads. Massachusetts State Police Troopers from the district attorney’s office and federal ATF agents are working in collaboration with NBPD investigators to make progress in resolving the case. If the public possesses any relevant information, they are urged to contact the authorities through our website, Facebook page, or by calling 508-99-CRIME, with the option to remain anonymous.

As of now, there is no indication that Detective Gilbert was specifically targeted, and there is no apparent ongoing threat to safety in the Goulart Square neighborhood. The circumstances surrounding the non-life-threatening gunshot wound sustained by an adult male, who presented at the hospital after the incident, are also being investigated.

Detective Gilbert is in stable condition after being admitted to St. Luke’s Hospital. The police chief, Paul Oliveira, expressed his gratitude for the support and well-wishes received from the community and various law enforcement agencies. He also emphasized the dangers law enforcement personnel face in their daily efforts to ensure public safety and requested continued thoughts for Detective Gilbert’s recovery and his family during this time.

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