UPDATE: Police Asking For Public’s Help to Locate Witnesses to a Shooting in Area of 1780 Dorchester Avenue


Boston Police are asking for the public’s help to locate witnesses. Video surveillance appears to show at least one female witness crossing Dorchester Avenue at the time of the shooting. Detectives are interested in speaking to her and any other persons who may have seen or heard anything at or about the time of the incident. The details of the officer involved shooting are as follows:

At about, 1:47 PM, Wednesday, August 07, 2013, officers from District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a radio call for a Person Shot in the area of 1500 Dorchester Ave.

Boston Police are investigating the facts and circumstances regarding an officer involved shooting in the area of 1500 Dorchester Ave. Boston Police Officers, Terry Cotton and Harry Jean, both 24 year veterans of the Boston Police Department and presently assigned to the Drug Control Unit were struck by gunfire following an exchange of gunfire with a suspect. Officer Jean was struck twice in the leg and Officer Cotton was struck once in his leg. Both officers were transported to local hospitals suffering non-life threatening injuries. The male suspect, Roudy Hendricks, 20, of Brockton has been pronounced deceased.

Police are actively looking for a second person of interest described as a light skinned black male, slim build, wearing a maroon shirt with pinstripes, and braided hair.

Homicide detectives are actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is encouraged to call detectives at (617) 343-4470.

Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1(800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of those who wish to help this investigation anonymously.