Boston police have nabbed two teen boys in connection to the broad-daylight shooting of two men in Dorchester last week.
Officers responded to the area of Talbot Avenue and Helen Street, a corner where a local tire shop faces the northeastern edge of Harambee Park, a little bit before 3:10 p.m. Monday for a call of a person shot. There, as the Herald previously reported, officers found two men suffering from non-life-threatening gunshot wounds. Both men were treated at a local hospital.
Cops canvassed the area, and while they didn’t locate any suspects at the time, they did get some leads, according to a police statement. They then applied for and received straight warrants out of Suffolk County Juvenile Court for the arrest of two juvenile males.
On Friday, between 3:20 and 4 p.m., members of both the Boston Police and State Police gang units arrested two boys: a 17-year-old from Jamaica Plain located in the area of Greenville Street in Roxbury and a 15-year-old from Mattapan, located in that neighborhood on Norfolk Street.
The boys were arrested on straight warrants for delinquent charges of assault with intent to murder, unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, firearm discharged within 500 feet of a dwelling and receiving a stolen motor vehicle.
The Boston Police statement states that the two teens are expected to be arraigned in Suffolk Juvenile Court.
At the same time police arrested the 15-year-old in Mattapan, according to the statement, they found a 16-year-old boy who allegedly had a 9mm Sig Sauer P230 SL handgun on him, with a round chambered and another five in the magazine. He was arrested and is scheduled for arraignment in municipal court in Dorchester for various juvenile firearm charges, including a charge that the serial number of his gun was defaced.
A department spokesman said that to his knowledge, this last teen is not connected to the shooting earlier in the week.