Two Suspects in Custody and Two Firearms Recovered After They Exchange Gunfire in Close Proximity to BPD Officers in Dorchester

 

At about 8:30 AM, on Saturday, August 24, 2019, officers assigned to the J’ouvert Parade arrested Atunbi Bryan, 27, of Brockton and Michael Warner, 34, of Hyde Park, while recovering two firearms in the area of 15 Talbot Avenue in Dorchester. While in plain view of the officers, Warner produced a firearm and began to shoot across the street at Bryan who in turn also produced a firearm and began to shoot back at Warner. The two suspects then simultaneously turned in opposite directions and fled on foot. Officers immediately pursued the fleeing suspects, arresting Warner about one hundred yards away at which time they recovered a .32 caliber Smith & Wesson CTG revolver which he had discarded on the ground as he fled. It was later determined that the weapon contained six spent shell casings. Officers were able to arrest Bryan just a short distance away from the crime scene at which time they discovered that he had been injured during the exchange of gunfire. Officers then recovered a loaded .380 caliber Glock 42 handgun which the suspect had thrown onto a nearby pool rooftop. Bryan was transported by EMS while in police custody to an area hospital where he was treated for non-life-threatening gunshot wounds. The suspect has since been released and booked in the usual manner.

Both suspects will be arraigned in Dorchester Court on multiple charges including Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon and Discharging a Firearm within 500 Feet of a Dwelling.