One Less Gun: Officers Recover Firearm after Shooting, Incident Remains Under Investigation

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At about 5:05 PM on Thursday, May 19, 2016, officers from District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a radio call for a shot spotter activation in the area of 469 Blue Hill Avenue.

Upon arrival, officers observed two victims suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The victims were transported by EMS to Boston Medical Center and Brigham and Women’s Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Officers canvassed the area for evidence and were informed that the suspect was a black male, slim build, approximately 5’10-6’00” in height wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with the hood up, gray sweatpants, and gray gloves. The description was broadcast via police radio. An officer performing a paid detail in the Grove Hall area observed two suspects, one of whom fit the description, running from the area of the crime scene. Although the males made good their escape, officers recovered a loaded Jimenez Arms Model JA9 9mm firearm and a silver folding knife from their path of flight.

The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact District B-2 Detectives at (617) 343-4275.

Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line 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 all those who wish to help this investigation in an anonymous manner.