Boston Police Investigate Shooting Incident in the area of Dorchester Courthouse
At about 10:05am, on Wednesday, January 16, 2013, officers from District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a call for shots fired in the area of the Dorchester Courthouse. On arrival, officers located a male victim who stated that, after exiting the courthouse and getting into his motor vehicle, an unknown Hispanic approached him and fired several rounds. The victim states that his motor vehicle was struck and damaged by the shots fired. The suspect was seen entering a black motor vehicle and fleeing the scene. A description of the suspect’s motor vehicle was broadcast over all channels of the police radio. A search of the area enabled officers to locate the suspect’s motor vehicle parked in the area of 20 Bowdoin Ave.
Upon locating the vehicle, officers immediately set up a perimeter and awaited the arrival of the Boston Police SWAT team. Once on scene, the SWAT team entered the location and discovered that nobody was in the residence. However, a search of the location enabled detectives to recover ballistic evidence.
The Boston Police Department is actively investigating facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is asked to call District C-11 (Dorchester) detectives at 617-343-4581.
Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling CrimeStoppers at 1(800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of those wishing to remain anonymous.