At about 7:32 PM on Saturday, January 8, 2015 officers from District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a person shot in the area of 1670 Blue Hill Avenue. A male victim was located suffering from apparent gunshot wounds and was taken to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Responding officers observed three males running down nearby River Street towards Mattapan Square. Upon seeing the officers, the three males made efforts to avoid capture and refused commands to stop. Officers chased the three males on foot onto Briacliffe Street. During the foot chase, one of the male suspects pulled a firearm out, extended his arm and began firing the weapon. Officers continued their pursuit of this extremely dangerous suspect and ultimately captured him hiding in a nearby yard. A Magnum Revolver was recovered near the suspect.
“My officers were faced with a very dangerous, life threatening situation,” said Commissioner William Evans. “Once again, they used tremendous restraint when chasing this armed gunman down a residential street who clearly had no regard for the many lives he put in danger.”
The suspect, 20-year-old Jamari Legore of Mattapan was arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Firearm Discharged within 500 Feet of a Dwelling, and Receiving Stolen Property (Firearm).
Boston Police continue to investigate both of these incidents. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Area B-3 (Mattapan) Detectives at 617-343-4712. Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling CrimeStoppers at 1(800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of those wishing to remain anonymous.