This morning around 4:33AM, officers from District A-7 (East Boston) responded to 234 Maverick St. in East Boston for a person shot.
En route, officers were advised that the shooting suspect was fleeing the scene in a Toyota 4Runner. Officers continued toward the victim while other officers attempted to locate the fleeing suspect. The victim was located suffering a gunshot wound to the leg and transported to Massachusetts General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
At about the same time that officers located the victim, other officers observed the suspect motor vehicle turning from London Street towards the Sumner Tunnel entrance. Officers activated their lights and sirens in an attempt to stop the suspect motor vehicle but without success. The suspect motor vehicle continued to try to evade officers getting onto Storrow Drive until he it was successfully blocked off as it exited toward Government Center exit.
There, officers were finally able to order the driver out of the car and removed a loaded semi-automatic firearm from his waist. The suspect, Richard Nunez, 40 of East Boston was arrested and charged with Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon (Gun), Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and a host of other motor vehicle infractions.