One Less Gun: Two Arrested and Firearm Recovered After Shots Fired in the Back Bay


ONE LESS GUN: At about 2:06 AM, on Sunday, March 24, 2019, officers assigned to District D-4 (South End) responded to a radio call for shots fired in the area of 867 Boylston Street in the Back Bay. On arrival, officers were provided a description of two suspects, as well as, the vehicle they were operating.  A search of the area led officers to locate a motor vehicle matching the description of the one which the suspects were believed to have been operating. Upon interacting with the operator and the passenger, officers removed both individuals from the vehicle and subsequently located a 9mm Ruger firearm inside of a bag underneath the passenger’s seat. Both occupants were placed under arrest. Upon further investigation, detectives were directed to the building located at 888 Boylston Street where they located ballistic damage to one of the windows.

Officers arrested the operator, Mario Escobar, 28-years-old, of Roxbury and the passenger, Carlos Perez-Mejia, 25-years-old, of Jamaica Plain. Both are expected to be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm on a Public Way, Malicious Destruction of Property, and Discharging a Firearm within 500 feet of a Dwelling.