Boston Police report an argument over a blocked driveway on Olney Street in Dorchester yesterday morning ended with one man punching his neighbor in the face and firing a gun at him before unblocking the driveway by jumping in the car and speeding away.
Charles Robinson, 32, was charged with assault by means of a dangerous weapon, armed assault with intent to murder, discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling, unlawful possession of a firearm and operating a motor vehicle after suspension, police say.
Police say the incident started shortly after 10 a.m. at 41 Olney St. when a neighbor complained to Robinson that his car was blocking the neighbor's driveway. The discussion turned heated. Robinson went into his house and came out with a gun, police say:
According to the victim, the suspect approached him, punched him in the face, pointed the firearm in his direction and fired off a round which missed the victim. Officers were able to see and take possession of a spent round.
At this point, the victim says he jumped into his motor vehicle and drove up to Bowdoin Street because, as he stated, "There are cops up there lot."
He found one, a description of Robinson's gold Accord was broadcast and within short order, he was under arrest, police say.