Two charged for Uphams Corner drive-by shooting attempt

Two men have been charged with an Oct. 2 incident on Harlow Street in which one of them allegedly shot at a man sitting in a car and hit his car but missed him, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Arlindo Lopes, 18, was arraigned in Roxbury Municipal Court on Oct. 16 on charges of assault with a dangerous weapon, attempted assault and battery with a firearm, unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, and carrying a loaded firearm, the DA's office reports. He had bail set at $30,000.

Eric Correia, 19, was arraigned yesterday in Roxbury Municipal Court on the same charges and also had bail set at $30,000. Prosecutors say he is the one who opened fire on the victim.

According to the DA's office:

Shortly after 3:00 p.m. on Oct. 2, Boston Police responded to a report of shots fired in the area of Harlow Street in Roxbury, where they located a vehicle with ballistic damage and a shell casing in the street next to the vehicle. A man who had been seated in the vehicle at the time it was struck by gunfire was not physically injured, prosecutors said. Evidence suggests that a black Acura had pulled up next to the vehicle and a gunshot was fired out of the passenger’s side window before it drove from the area, prosecutors said.

A black Acura matching that used in the drive-by shooting was located a short distance away on Cunningham Street; the car had previously been reported stolen during a weekend carjacking that remains under investigation.

Public safety cameras in the area captured the vehicle leaving the scene immediately after the shooting and stopping a short time later at a Wayland Street address where a passenger exited the car. The vehicle then proceeded to Cunningham Street, where the driver exited and ran to the area of the same Wayland Street residence. Footage captured both men wearing black sweatshirts; additional footage captured them leaving the residence a short time later without those sweatshirts, prosecutors said.

Boston Police learned that an individual later identified as Correia, who is associated with a resident, entered the building with a second man. Officers located two black sweatshirts at the location, both of which were warm to the touch, suggesting to officers that they had recently been worn and discarded.

Innocent, etc.

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