Safe Street Team Arrest

SAFE STREET TEAMNABS 16 YEAR OLD GUNMAN WHO INJURED A THREE YEAR-OLD BOY Thursday May 14, 2009 at approximately 7:27pm, Officers from the Bowdoin Safe Street Team were on patrol at approximately 230 Bowdoin St. in Dorchester when they heard four to five shots being fired in close proximity. At this point, Officers observed a light skinned Black male wearing a red hooded sweatshirt, gray shorts, and carrying a black back pack running down Bowdoin St toward Hamilton St. Officers exited their vehicle and heard a male voice scream "that's the sweatshirt!" and began pursuing the male on foot. As Officers were pursuing this male they could smell what they believed to be gun powder. The male took a right onto Hamilton St from Bowdoin St. When Officers took a right onto Hamilton St, they could still smell the gun powder. When Officers turned the corner from Bowdoin St onto Hamilton St, An Officer heard a noise coming from the driveway of 166 Hamilton St. At this point, Officers ran behind the garage at 166 Hamilton St and observed the male attempting to climb a fence with barb wire at the top. At this point, Officers with their firearms unholstered ordered the male to get off the fence and walk toward them and he did so. The suspect came down from the fence and came toward officers who took him to the ground and attempted to grab his arms which he kept in front of him clutched to his chest. Officers were able to move the suspect's hands to behind his back and place him in handcuffs. At this point, Officers performed a search for any evidence of the crime in the area where the suspect had been. An Officer observed a black back pack in a corner behind the garage and up against a stone wall several feet from where the suspect had been placed in handcuffs. An Officer moved the black back pack and observed a black firearm resting on its handle and with its muzzle pointing directly up. Evidence was collected and secured. At this time, Officers had also arrived on scene at 213 Bowdoin St "D.M May" liquor store and observed a 3 year old male with a gun shot wound to his left hip and left buttocks and a 70 year old female on the ground with a gun shot wound to her right thigh. Both victims were transported to Boston Medical Center. Both victims were treated for non-life threatening injuries. The light skinned Black male who was running away from the shots fired wearing a red hooded sweatshirt and carrying a black back pack was later identified as a 16 year-old juvenile. The suspect was placed under arrest transported to C-11 for booking. The suspect was charged with Delinquent to Wit; Assault with Intent to Murder (265;15), Delinquent to wit:; Assault and Battery by means of a Dangerous Weapon (Gun) (265-15A), Delinquent to Wit; Unlawful Possession of Firearm (26910h), Delinquent to Wit; Unlawful Possession of Ammunition (269-10H), Delinquent to wit; Firearm with Altered Serial Numbers; Possession (269-11B), Delinquent to Wit; Firearm Discharged Within 500 Ft of Dwelling (269-12E), Delinquent to Wit; Destruction or Injury of Personal Property (266-127), Delinquent to Wit; Unlawful Possession of Loaded Firearm and Delinquent to Wit: Resisting arrest.