Daily Dose of Great Police Work: Officers Observe Shots Fired and Apprehend Suspect after Lengthy Pursuit


At about 11:55 a.m. on Tuesday, December 15, 2015, officers from District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to the sound of shots fired in the area of 85 Warren Street.

An officer in the above area observed a male brandish a firearm and fire shots toward a group of males in front of the Roxbury District Courthouse. Officers pursued the suspect on foot and were able to place him into custody in the area of 16 Greenville Street. The officer identified the male as the suspect he had observed fire the shots. Officers canvassed the area in attempts to locate the firearm to no avail.

The 17-year-old juvenile from Mattapan was arrested and charged with Delinquent to wit; Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon (Gun), Unlawful Possession of Firearm; and Firearm Discharged within 500 Ft. of a Dwelling.