Suspect Expected to Face Numerous Charges

This morning at 6:42 am, Boston Police officers from District B-3 responded to a call for a domestic violence incident at 22 Wentworth Terrace (which becomes Dunbar Ave.).

Dunbar Avenue in Dorchester. The female caller reported to 911 that her boyfriend had assaulted her and was threatening to kill her.

Several Boston Police officers arrived to the scene and observed a male in front of the residence.  As the officers approached, the male suspect turned toward them, pointing his firearm, shot at the officers and struck one of our officers.  At that time, the officer returned fire. A second officer on the scene also discharged his firearm. The male suspect was struck multiple times, transported to BMC and is currently listed in stable condition.

A female relative (of the initial female victim) who was also located outside of the residence was struck during the encounter. She received a non-life threatening wound to the leg and was transported to a local hospital for treatment. She is in stable condition.

After the incident, ballistics evidence from the crime scene was also located inside the Fifield Elementary School. The incident occurred two hours prior to the school opening and there were no reported injuries.

We are thankful to report that our officer is recovering from surgery and is in stable condition.

The investigation is currently ongoing by the Boston Police Homicide Unit, the Boston Police Firearm Discharge Investigation Team and the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office.

The male suspect, 25 year old Tyrone Cummings of Dorchester is under guard at the hospital and is expected to be charged with Assault with Intent to Murder, multiple firearm and domestic violence related charges.

Commissioner Davis stated, “I would like to thank all of the Boston Police members for their actions this morning and commend the ongoing hard work and sacrifice made every day by our dedicated officers. As this incident demonstrates, there is no such thing as a routine call. Commissioner Davis added, “Domestic violence calls can be one of the most dangerous calls that an officer responds to. Traffic stops and domestic violence calls are the leading cause of line of duty deaths for police officers. I would like to express my thoughts and well wished to our officer Shawn Marando and his family. We will continue to support him and his family in the days to come.”

Officer Marando is 46 years old, a 13 year veteran of the Boston Police Department and currently assigned to District B-3.