Keeping Boston Safe: BPD Officers Arrest Suspect Wanted in Connection to Shooting of Unintended Victim in area of 653 Washington Street in Dorchester

 

Keeping Boston Safe: BPD Officers Arrest Suspect Wanted in Connection to Shooting of Unintended Victim in area of 653 Washington Street in Dorchester: Less than a week ago, on Friday, May 13, 2016, at about 6:37pm, an innocent female victim in her fifties had just exited the Freedom in Christ Ministry and was sitting in her vehicle when she was grazed by an errant bullet resulting in a non-life threatening injury. The 52 year-old female was treated at Boston Medical Center and later released. Today, the individual who fired that shot is in police custody. After reviewing surveillance video of the incident, detectives were able to ascertain both the description and identity of the individual responsible for the shooting. At about 5:20pm, on Thursday, May 19, 2016, officers from District C-11 (Dorchester) observed the individual in the area of Adams and Gibson Streets. When officers approached, the individual took off running. After a brief foot pursuit, officers were able to catch up to and subdue the suspect. Officers arrested James Martin, 22, of Boston and charged him with Assault with Intent to Murder, Assault & Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon (Gun) and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm. Said Commissioner William Evans: “Firstly, I want to extend my well wishes to the victim in this case as she continues to heal and recover from her injuries. Secondly, I want to commend my officers for the dogged determination that led to today’s arrest. The suspect in this case showed an utter and complete disregard for the safety of others and, without question, our city’s a safer place with him off the streets.”