At about 2:25AM on Saturday July 20, 2013, officers of the Youth Violence Strike Force in the area of the Orchard Gardens Housing Development when they observed in excess of 60 people congregating in the courtyard, in the rear of 160 Eustis Street.
Officers while monitoring the area, observed a green Honda Accord parked on the corner of Eustis and Adams Street. The passenger, a black male, wearing a white t-shirt and black shorts, exited the vehicle and walked on Eustis Street toward Dearborn Street. Officers on scene then heard approximately eight gunshots from the area of Eustis Street near Adams Street. Officers immediately requested additional units and responded to the direction of the shots fired.
Officers observed the male that had just exited the green Honda Accord running back to the vehicle
holding what appeared to be a firearm, in his right hand close to his waist. The male suspect then got back into the passenger seat of the vehicle and the vehicle quickly fled on Adams Street toward Dudley Street. Officers notified a police dispatcher and began following the vehicle. While in pursuit officers observed the passenger in the vehicle discard a firearm out the passenger side window. Officers reported they actually heard it hit the ground. While still in pursuit with lights and sirens activated the suspects’ vehicle refused to stop and continued through several streets.
Abruptly the suspect vehicle then took a left turn onto Half Moon Street, where the driver and passenger exited the vehicle and fled on foot. Officers were able to apprehend both suspects and recover a black semi-automatic handgun.
Suspect #1 Jeremy Harris, 23, of Brockton was arrested and charged with Assault with Intent to Murder, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Firearm Discharged within 500 ft of Dwelling, and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. Suspect #2 Terrance Jamaal Johnson, 25, of Hyde Park, was arrested and charged with Assault with Intent to Murder, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Firearm Discharged within 500 ft of Dwelling, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Failure to Stop for a Police Officer.
Both are expected in Roxbury District Court on Monday.