Boston Police Arrest Three Suspects and Recover Two Firearms after Assault by Means on Blue Hill Avenue, Roxbury

At about 9:33am on Friday, January 10, 2014 officers responded to a radio for a person with a gun on Blue Hill Avenue in the area of Dudley, George and Magazine Streets. 

Upon arrival officers spoke with a male victim who stated a Toyota Corolla Wagon occupied by three males was parked in front of his home with the engine running. The victim explained he peered into the vehicle, when the rear driver side passenger, described as a chubby Hispanic male stepped out of the vehicle, turned, and brandished a sawed off shotgun, pointing it at the victim. The victim further stated he began to run up George Street towards Magazine Street, looking back periodically, when he noticed the front passenger, described as a tall, thin Hispanic male, standing outside of the car holding a silver revolver down by his side. According to the victim the driver of the vehicle never stepped out. The victim stated that both suspects then got back in the car and fled down George Street. The victim reports he then got into his vehicle and attempted to pursue the suspect vehicle before losing sight of them. Officers quickly relayed the description to a police dispatcher. 

A short time later, officers observed the motor vehicle fitting the description travelling along Bowdoin Street. Officers followed the vehicle until it parked at 12 School Street, Dorchester.  Officers observed the driver exit the motor vehicle and he was quickly placed under arrest.  Officers approached the vehicle and apprehended two additional suspects.

 A search of the vehicle revealed a silver firearm and a sawed-off shotgun. 

 All three suspects were positively identified as being involved in the incident in the area of 90 George Street. 

Luis Santos, 21, of Dorchester and Julio Soto, 21, of Brockton, were both arrested for Assault by means of a Dangerous Weapon (Gun), Unlawful Possession of Firearm, and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition. Kelvin Vargas, 22, of Dorchester was arrested for Assault by means of a Dangerous Weapon (Gun), Possession of Sawed-Off Shotgun or Machine Gun, Firearm with Altered Serial Numbers; Possession, Carrying Rifle or Shotgun on Public Way and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition.