Officers Arrest Male for Attempted Murder Following Shooting in Roxbury


At about 3:00 PM on Friday, February 1, 2019, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) made an onsite arrest in the area of Centre Street and Wyman Street in Jamaica Plain. Following an extensive investigation, officers arrested Abdirahman Abdi, 25-years-old, of Brockton on an outstanding warrant out of Roxbury District Court for charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Discharging a Firearm within 500 feet of a Dwelling, Attempted Murder, Armed Assault to Rob, and Assault and Battery by means of a Dangerous Weapon. 

The facts of the original incident are as follows: At about 8:49 PM on Tuesday, January 29, 2019, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of Columbus Avenue and Ritchie Street in Roxbury. On arrival, officers observed an adult male victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.