Two arrested in connection with Jamaica Plain shooting
UPDATED 1:20 p.m., Wednesday.
Boston Police report arresting two men in connection with a Tuesday-night shooting on School Street that sent one man to the hospital.
Neither Rey Fulcar, 25, of Roxbury, nor David Arias, 19, of Roxbury, however, was charged with the actual shooting, from which the victim is expected to recover, police say.
Police report finding the victim around 10:28 p.m. at 165 School St. Nearby residents said they heard four shots. Last night, police were searching the neighborhood for a man in a blue hoodie who got out of the car near School and Amory streets. Witnesses told police they say a silver or gray car fleeing the area:
Vigilant officers observed a gray station wagon traveling on Seaver St. towards Blue Hill Ave, away from the area of the shooting at a high rate of speed. Officers followed the vehicle up Blue Hill Ave and right on to Jewish War Vets Drive. Officers stopped the vehicle and requested additional units.
Officers removed both occupants from the vehicle. An officer also observed a large caliber revolver handgun located on the passenger side of the vehicle. The firearm was determined to be loaded.
Fulcar, police say, made a break for it and ran down Jewish War Veterans Drive toward Blue Hill Avenue, where officers took him down after a brief struggle.
Fulcar was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition and unlawful possession of a loaded firearm. Arias was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, unlawful possession of a loaded firearm and carrying an unlawful firearm, subsequent offense. He also got a speeding ticket.
West Roxbury District Court Judge Pamela Dashiell set Fulcar's bail at $25,000, but revoked his earlier bail on an earlier marijuana case, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. She set bail for Arias at $75,000, but then ordered him held without bail pending a probation surrender hearing.
Neither man is a stranger to the law.
Early on Sept. 5, Fulcar was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon for allegedly smashing another patron at Who's on First with a chair during a brawl. The case was dismissed last week when the victim failed to appear in court, the DA's office reports.
In 2007, Brookline Police charged him with a variety of offenses, including driving a stolen car and possession of a dangerous weapon, after a traffic stop.
In 2009, Arias was arrested outside the Green Street T stop on charges of illegal possession of a loaded firearm when police broke up a brawl.