Daily Dose of Great Police Work: Officers Act Swiftly to Apprehend Shooting Suspect in Dorchester


At about 9:05 PM on Friday, April 7, 2017, officers from District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of 39 Columbia Road in Dorchester.

Upon arrival, officers were advised that two victims in their early 20’s—one male and one female—had been transported by EMS to local hospitals with apparent gunshot wounds. Officers learned that the victims, whose injuries were non-life-threatening, had been involved in a dispute with the suspect, and the suspect had shot the victims. Further investigation revealed that the parties were known to each other, and the suspect was identified as 19-year-old Brian Elliot of Dorchester. Officers worked in collaboration with MA State Police and the Boston Regional Intelligence Center (BRIC) and were quickly able to locate Elliot in the rear yards of 13 York Street, Dorchester. Elliot was taken into custody without further incident and charged with two counts of Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon (Firearm).

Said Commissioner Evans, "This was great work by all the officers involved. They took advantage of the resources that the BRIC provides and worked quickly with other agencies to apprehend this suspect."