BPD Officers Confronted by Man Seeking Suicide by Cop

At about 6:54 PM on Sunday September 13, 2015, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) made an onsite dual arrest in the area of Blue Hill Avenue and Quincy Street.  The officers were responding to an unrelated radio call when two men, later identified as Bash Jean, 30, of Roxbury and Ralph Milord, 20, of Boston, suddenly jumped in front of their cruiser as it was traveling down Blue Hill Avenue, causing them to stop abruptly.  Jean began gesturing with his fingers and yelled, “I have guns too” as he began to reach into his front waistband area.  Officers quickly exited their vehicle with their weapons drawn and began giving verbal commands to the suspect instructing him to keep his hands visible.  Jean continued to state that he was in possession of a firearm and then suddenly reached to the rear of his waistband area.  As this was happening, the second suspect, Milord, began to walk to the side of the officers and started to open up a back pack he had been carrying.  While one officer maneuvered to wrestle Jean to the ground, the other officer went over towards Milord to make sure he wasn’t attempting to arm himself and a violent struggle broke out.  Both suspects were eventually placed in custody.  During the course of arresting Milord, that officer sustained a leg injury and was transported to a local hospital for treatment. 

After he was handcuffed, Jean made several comments indicating he had been attempting to commit suicide by cop including, “Why didn’t you just let me tap out?  If this was any other place in the country, I’d be dead.”   It was later revealed that Jean had been arrested about two weeks prior during an incident at Boston Medical Center when he attempted to take a BPD Officer’s firearm during an unprovoked attack. 

Both men will appear in Roxbury District Court.  Jean will be charged with Disorderly Conduct, Threats and Destruction of Property.  Milord will be charged with Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Arrest and Assault & Battery on a Police Officer with Injuries.