One Less Gun: Officers Arrest Father & Son Duo for Involvement in Three Separate Non-Fatal Shooting Incidents, Recover Loaded Firearm during Arrest


At about 4:30 PM on Thursday, December 28, 2017, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force and District B-2 (Roxbury) detectives made arrests of 23-year-old Daiquan Rice of Roxbury and his father, 43-year-old Roderick Clay of Dorchester, for warrant, firearm, and drug related charges.

As a result of an ongoing investigation of a recent non-fatal shooting incident that occurred on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 in the area of Parker Street and Gurney Street, with the assistance of Wentworth PD, Transit PD, and Northeastern PD, officers identified Rice and Clay as the suspects who shot and injured two victims in a motor vehicle. In the week that followed, Boston police detectives applied for and received warrants charging both suspects with Armed Assault to Murder, Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Unlawfully Carrying a Loaded Firearm, and Discharging a Firearm within 500 ft. of a Dwelling. Clay is additionally charged with a Firearm Violation with 3 Prior Violent/Drug Crimes Convictions. 

On Thursday, December 28, officers were able to arrest Rice and Clay pursuant to those warrants. During the arrest of Rice, officers recovered a loaded Browning CZ-83 .380 caliber firearm that Rice discarded as he attempted to flee from officers in the area of 3091 Washington Street, Roxbury. Rice was eventually apprehended and is additionally charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Unlawfully Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Unlawfully Carrying a Dangerous Weapon, and Resisting Arrest. Prior to transport, officers also recovered a medium bag of what appeared to be crack cocaine and a large quantity of money on Rice’s person; therefore, Rice is further charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B Drugs.

Further review of additional evidence has since led detectives to identify Rice as the suspect in two  additional, separate non-fatal shooting incidents--one that occurred on December 7, 2017 in the area of 260 Ruggles Street during which one male victim was shot, and a second that occurred on December 24, 2017 in the area of 30 Annunciation Road during which two male victims were shot.

Both Rice and Clay will be arraigned today in Roxbury District Court.