Manhunt for Jewelry Store Burglars after Shooting Cop

In October 2011, Woburn, MA officers and officers from other police departments organized a manhunt for several men who were at large. The men were allegedly involved in the shooting of a Woburn police officer who was shot three times (now in stable condition) during a botched jewelry heist. (Essdras M Suarez/ Globe Staff)

Behind the Scenes:

I came into this story a good two and half hours after it broke. I have covered enough situations like this one to know that unless you are one of the first members of the media at the scene there is a very high likelihood you will be hanging around police barricades. This held truth once more today.

I tried getting close to the area where the shooting occurred, but by the time I arrived, the police had a pretty tight perimeter of the surrounding area. So I decided, the only thing I could do at this point was to make the best of where I was and to make good images of what was happening in front of me.

I was lucky because the intersection I chose is a busy one and on the main road where much activity was happening. This included catching a glimpse of a police cruiser involved in the shooting where you could clearly see the grouping of five shots on the passenger side of the windshield.

The man hunt continues.

Tech Stuff: Two lenses 70-200 mm 2.8 with a 1.4 TC and a 500mm 4.0 (This is my preferred telephoto since I can hand hold it). Speeds: 1/800th – 1/200th of a second, ISO 640- 800. WB: Cloudy