UPDATE: BPD Officers Arrest Suspect Wanted in Connection to 2016 Shooting of Nine-Year-Old Victim

At about 12:10 PM today, Wednesday, February 8, 2017, members of the Boston Police Fugitive Apprehension Unit arrested 27-year-old Dominique Jerard Finch of Dorchester for the October 2016 shooting of a nine-year-old girl that left the victim paralyzed.

At about 1:00 AM on Sunday, October 9, 2016, officers from District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a radio call for shots fired in the area of 63-99 Annunciation Road. Upon arrival, officers located a nine-year-old female suffering from a gunshot wound, and she was transported by EMS to Boston Children’s Hospital. 

After an extensive examination of the evidence processed and collected at the crime scene, as well as evidence compiled over the past several months, detectives were able to amass a strong case against Mr. Finch. Officers obtained a warrant for his arrest in Roxbury District Court, and today Mr. Finch was arrested and charged with Assault to Murder, Aggravated Assault & Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Unlawfully Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Discharging a Firearm within 500 ft. of a Dwelling, and Firearm Used in a the Commission of a Felony.

Said Commissioner Evans, “This case was particularly troubling to us because it not only involved a young victim, but we encountered uncooperative witnesses. Despite roadblocks, the detectives have worked tirelessly in gathering physical evidence, and they look forward to presenting a strong case in court to bring justice for this little girl and her family.”