Suspect Arrested in Brockton After Armed Robbery Attempt Leads to Non-Fatal Shooting in Dorchester


Earlier this morning, on Thursday, June 29, 2017, members of the BPD Fugitive Unit, U.S. Marshals and the Brockton Police Department arrested Devin Boone, 32, of Dorchester in the area of Court Street in Brockton after an investigation into an attempted robbery which resulted in a non-fatal shooting last month in Dorchester.

At about 10:05 PM on Friday, May 26, 2017, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a call for a person shot in the area of 73 Stanton Street in Dorchester. On arrival, officers located an adult male victim who stated that he had just been shot after a failed robbery attempt. The victim stated that he was walking near 50 Evans Street when the armed suspect approached him and demanded cash. When the victim refused, he stated that the suspect shot him and fled the area at which time the victim was able to make his way to Stanton Street for assistance. The victim was taken to a local hospital and survived his injuries.

The suspect will appear in Dorchester District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Discharging a Firearm within 500 Feet of a Dwelling, Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon, to Wit: Firearm and Attempt to Commit a Crime, to Wit: Armed Robbery.

Solving non-fatal shootings in the City of Boston remains a top priority for the men and women of the BPD. Community members wishing to assist in any such investigation can do so anonymously by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). Any piece of information, no matter how small or seemingly insignificant, may make all the difference in solving a violent crime. The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to help their community in an anonymous manner.