Update on Police Involved Shooting in Roxbury

On Wednesday night at bout 10:11pm officers assigned to the Youth Violence Unit were patrolling in the area of Holworthy and Walnut Streets when they observed a motor vehicle at which time they attempted to stop for violations of the auto laws. The vehicle refused to stop for the officers and was pursued to 24 Heath Street where an occupant from the car fled on foot.An officer engaged in a foot chase when the suspect pointed a firearm at the officer. Due to the imminent danger to the officer, the officer discharged multiple rounds from his firearm at the suspect. The suspect continued to flee inside an address located on Parker Street. Boston officers entered the dwelling, conducted a protective sweep, and were unable to locate the suspect inside the apartment. A subsequent search of the area resulted in officers recovering a loaded firearm. Investigators later arrested Amos Carrasquillo, 18, of Mattapan charging him with Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon (Gun), and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm. The suspect self applied himself to Brigham and Woman’s Hospital where he was treated for non-life threatening gunshot wounds to the arm and hip which he sustained as a result of the officers discharge. He will be arraigned tomorrow in the Roxbury District Court. Police have locations secured and the incident remains under investigation by the BPD Firearm Discharge Team in cooperation with the District Attorney’s Office.