Boston Police Officers Arrest Mattapan Man for Brazen Daytime Non-Fatal Shooting in Dorchester: Yesterday, on Monday, August 14, 2017, at about 10:00AM, Boston Police Officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan), with assistance from the BPD Fugitive Apprehension Unit, located and arrested 25-year-old Francisco Barros of Mattapan, charging him with Assault with Intent to Murder, Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon, several firearm-related charges and Operating a Motor Vehicle without a License. Three days prior, on Friday, August 11, 2017 at about 3:06 PM, officers assigned to District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a shots fired call in the area of 14 Draper Street in Dorchester. As officers approached the scene, they were flagged down by a male victim who was suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to his body. The victim, a male juvenile, was transported to an area hospital where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries. Detectives assigned to District C-11 were able to develop information based on their investigation, as to the identity of the suspect, as well as, the suspect vehicle used in this incident. That information was disseminated to officers in the days following the shooting. Yesterday, a supervisor assigned to the Boston Police Fugitive Apprehension Unit, while on patrol, observed the suspect vehicle traveling on Harvard Street in Dorchester. The supervisor immediately requested assistance from uniformed officers who quickly responded to the scene and stopped the suspect vehicle. The operator, Francisco Barros, was subsequently arrested for Operating a Motor Vehicle without a License. A female passenger was identified and released at the scene.
Upon further investigation, Barros was additionally charged with the August 11, 2017 non-fatal shooting of a juvenile male. Barros will be arraigned today in Dorchester District Court.
Said Commissioner Evans, “This is the outcome when we have community cooperation coupled with great police work. Thankfully, the young victim in this brazen daytime shooting will recover and the person responsible will now have to face the consequences of his actions.”