Daily Dose of Great Police Work: BPD Officers Arrest Suspect Responsible for Non-Fatal Shooting in Roxbury


Over six weeks ago, at about 3:53 PM on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, officers were dispatched to Boston Medical Center for a walk-in shooting victim. On arrival, officers were informed that the victim was in surgery. While on scene at the hospital, officers received information indicating that the incident may have occurred in the area of 200 Quincy Street in Disrtict C-11 (Dorchester). In light of this information, officers were dispatched to that location. Once there, officers were able to observe and collect evidence and information confirming that a shooting incident had occurred at the location. Specifically, officers discovered and recovered blood and ballistic evidence at the scene. Moreover, officers were able to ascertain and learn the identity of the suspect wanted in connection to the shooting. As such, BPD investigators secured an arrest warrant for Jonathan Whigham, 29, of Boston charging him with the shooting. In the days and weeks after the incident, the BPD Fugitive Apprehension Team developed and obtained information indicating the suspect was hiding out in Chicopee, MA. Armed with this information, members of the Fugitive Apprehension Unit, with help from US Marshals and Chicopee Police, located and arrested the suspect today, Friday, April 21, 2017, in the area of 597 Chicopee Street in Chicopee, MA. The suspect, Jonathan Whigham, to be charged with Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon (Gun), Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and the Unlawful Possession of Ammunition.