Paul Eric Louis-Jeune, 21, of Braintree, was ordered held in lieu of $2 million bail at his arraignment today at Boston Medical Center, where he is recuperating from being shot in the chest by police officers in South Boston on Tuesday.
Prosecutors say police investigating drug sales at the Mary Ellen McCormack came across Louis-Jeune - who was already facing drug and gun charges in Brooklyn, NY. According to the DA's office:
Louis-Jeune allegedly produced a firearm, pointed it at the pursuing officers, and discharged it. Officers discharged their service weapons, striking Louis-Jeune. They called for Boston EMS, who transported Louis-Jeune to the hospital. He is expected to survive his injuries.
The handgun Louis-Jeune allegedly fired was recovered at the scene and found to be a Rock Island Arms .38 caliber revolver with five live rounds and one spent round in the cylinder.
On Louis-Jeune’s person were recovered 24 plastic baggies, each containing a white, rock-like substance believed to be crack cocaine and 31 white tablets of as-yet undetermined medication. The drugs will be tested and certified by State Police chemists.
South Boston District Court Judge Mary Anne Driscoll ordered the high bail at his arraignment on charges of armed assault with intent to murder, unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, unlawfully carrying a loaded firearm, unlawfully discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling, possession with intent to distribute a Class B substance, and possession with intent to distribute a Class E substance.