The Suspect in the Shooting of a Weymouth Police Officer Will Face a Judge

Emanuel Lopes, 20, is accused of killing Officer Michael C. Chesna and a bystander. He is slated to be arraigned on Tuesday.

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Update: Emanuel Lopes, the 20-year-old accused of killing Weymouth Police Officer Michael C. Chesna, is scheduled to be arraigned on Tuesday after he was deemed not well enough to face a judge Monday, the Globe reports. The bystander killed when Lopes allegedly fired into a neighbor’s home has been identified as 77-year-old Vera Adams.

Earlier: As grieving around the state continues after a senseless killing in Weymouth, a man accused of murdering Police Officer Michael C. Chesna, as well as a bystander, early Sunday morning is set to be arraigned in front of a judge on Monday.

Police say Emanuel Lopes, 20, attacked Chesna, 42, at around 7:30 a.m. on Sunday as the officer pursued him on foot following a car crash. Lopes allegedly grabbed Chesna’s gun and shot him, then continued to fire the weapon in a Weymouth neighborhood, in the process shooting and killing a woman who has not yet been identified. Lopes sustained an bullet wound to his leg before he was arrested, officials say. Chesna, a Northeastern alum and Army veteran, leaves behind a wife and two children, ages 4 and 9.

Police cruisers on Sunday led a procession from South Shore Hospital yesterday. Words of support have come in from both inside and outside Massachusetts, and Gov. Charlie Baker ordered that all flags at state buildings be lowered to half-staff.