At about 6:30 PM this evening, Officers from District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a call for Person Shot in the area of Ashmont Station, Dorchester. On arrival they located a 19-year-old male suffering from a gunshot wound to the abdomen. The victim was taken to an area hospital and is listed in critical but stable condition.
Immediately after the shooting, Detectives from C-11, with support from the Real Time Crime Center, were able to view camera footage from the scene via BPD's camera network. Because of this quick action, a suspect was identified fleeing the area and a detailed description was given out over BPD radio channels.
Members of the Youth Violence Strike Force and C-11 Anti-Crime units who were patrolling the area, observed a suspect matching the description a short distance from the shooting scene on nearby Wrentham Street. After a brief foot chase, the suspect was caught by officers and a loaded 45 caliber firearm was recovered.
Officers arrested 21-year-old Tyrell Griffiths of Boston and charged him with Assault with Intent to Murder, Assault and Battery by means of Dangerous Weapon (gun), Unlawful Possession of Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Discharging a Firearm within 500ft of Building.
"Here is another example of the great work being done every day by the men and women of the Boston Police Department," said Commissioner Evans. "One less gun and one less felon are off the streets of Boston."