Quick Action Allow Police to Immediately Arrest One Suspect and Recover a Firearm after Shooting on Dorchester Avenue


At about 7:37PM, on August 20, 2014 officers from District B-3 (Mattapan) observed shots being fired in the area of Dorchester Avenue and Ashmont Station.

Officers immediately chased the male suspect on foot and apprehended him outside 14 Alban Street.  Balfour McLean, 22-years- old, of Dorchester was arrested and charged with Assault and Battery Dangerous Weapon, Possession of Firearm, and Possession of Ammunition.  Officers were also able to recover a Ruger 357 firearm that the suspect had discarded during the chase. 

A 24-year-old male victim suffering from apparent gunshot wounds was transported to Boston Medical Center with serious but non-life threatening injuries.