Boston Police report arresting a Roxbury teen with a bullet wound on illegal gun-possession charges yesterday after he claimed he was shot while walking home from the Ruggles T stop.
Police say officers immediately noticed holes in the kid's story, starting with the fact that "the clothes he had been wearing were not wet," which they found hard to believe given yesterday's torrential downpours. Also, there was the bullet hole in his bathroom wall. And reports from neighbors who'd heard gunshots.
On talking to him again at Brigham and Women's Hospital, where he was taken for treatment of a gunshot wound to his left knee, police say, he broke down and admitted he'd shot himself in his bathroom. As a result, John D. Guerrero, 17, was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition and discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling.