Dominique Finch, 27, of Jamaica Plain was ordered held in lieu of $300,000 bail today on his arraignment on charges he shot and paralyzed a 9-year-old girl on Annunciation Road on Oct. 9, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Part of the evidence against Finch included tracking data from the GPS device he was wearing as a condition of his bail on charges stemming from a brutal attack inside Brighton's Green Briar Pub in January, 2016, in which some 20 people burst into the place in search of their target, whom they began attacking with their fists and chairs.
Prosecutors said today that Finch drove up to Annunciation Road early on Oct. 9 as the girl and others were outside at a birthday party.
Area surveillance cameras captured a gray vehicle in the areas of the shooting before, during, and after the shooting. A panning camera captured the vehicle double park on Annunciation Road and a man in a hood exit and walk toward a group of individuals. Due to the camera’s automatic movement, it did not capture the shooting, but instead captured images of what prosecutors believe were the shooter’s intended targets ducking and running in the direction of the playground where the victim and others had gathered.
During the course of their investigation, Boston Police detectives obtained data from a GPS device worn by Finch, which matched Finch’s movements in the moments before, during, and after the shooting with the path of the gray vehicle during the relevant time period, prosecutors said. Finch had been ordered to wear the GPS monitoring device as a condition of his release on bail in connection with his pending 2016 assault case.
The girl, shot in the back, remains paralyzed.
Finch was formally charged with assault to murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon causing serious bodily injury, unlawful possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony, unlawful possession of ammunition, carrying a loaded firearm and discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building.
In addition to setting his bail for the shooting, the judge revoked his bail on the Green Briar case, which means he would remain behind bars even if he did make bail on the shooting charges.
Rachelle Dee Bond, whose dead 2-year-old daughter, Bella, washed up on the shore of Deer Island in June, 2015, today pleaded guilty to charges of being an accessory after the fact to the girl's murder and larceny over $250 by false pretenses after continuing to acceept public-assistance payments for her even after her death, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
A downtown resident has registered a formal campaign organization with state elections officials.
Frank Ulip says he will run for the District 2 seat now held by Bill Linehan of South Boston. Linehan has yet to say if he'll be running for re-election this fall. The city does not release formal petitions for collecting signatures until May.
Ulip is an analyst at Fort Point's Clavis Insight, a startup focusing on cloud services for businesses. He lists keeping Boston competitive as a key issue in his impending campaign:
The increased presence of jobs that require STEM skills is going to continue to drive innovation and growth all across the country. The changes impacting our city will put pressure on educational institutions, on transportation, and on housing. This means not only do we need new solutions on how to foster an environment that attracts top tier talent, but also solutions to help make Boston the a global leader in innovation.
Another District 2 resident - Peter Lin-Marcus of Chinatown - has also registered a campaign with the state.
Lin-Marcus, who lives in Chinatown, is director at the Lean Force, a Brookline-based corporate fitness-training corporation.
The T says service was pretty durn good on the four subway lines thanks to all the investments in things like new third rails and plows and dispatch centers.
So far this morning, the T has reported Red Line problems that include dead trains at South Station and near Ashmont, signal and switch problems on the Braintree branch and at Park Street. Green Line trolleys ran even slower than usual on the C line.
But as of 9:50 a.m., the T says everything's back to normal.
City Councilor Josh Zakim and HIAS, a group originally formed to aid victims of Russian pogroms resettle in the US, will hold a vigil in support of refugees at 11 a.m. on Sunday at the Holocaust memorial downtown.