UPDATE: Police have charged the two men with the murder.
Not long after, police followed a car from the scene to Wood Avenue in Hyde Park, where they arrested two men - both with prior gun convictions and one of whom had been acquitted in 2007 of a 2004 Mattapan murder. However, the two are currently facing only illegal-weapons and resisting-arrest charges, not murder.
Police report a BPD detective who heard repeated shots from Havelock saw a RAV 4 peel out at a high rate of speed from Baird Street onto Morton and then onto Courtland:
The suspect vehicle continued on Harvard Street towards Cummins Highway. The vehicle then crossed Cummins Highway onto Wood Avenue and pulled into a driveway. The detective exited his vehicle as assisting units were arriving on-scene. The passenger side door of the suspect vehicle opened, at which time the detective identified himself as a Boston Police officer and ordered the passenger to remain in the vehicle. The passenger ignored the detective’s command and exited the vehicle, running towards the rear of the driveway with an unknown object in his right hand. The detective observed the passenger run next to the garage in the rear of the yard and out of sight. The detective heard an object hit the ground and observed the passenger walking back towards him with his hand inside his pocket. The detective ordered the passenger to show his hands and to get on the ground. The passenger continued to advance towards the detective before removing a cellular phone from his pocket. The detective continued to yell at the passenger to get on the ground before he ultimately complied. As the detective attempted to place the passenger in restraints, the passenger put up a violent struggle.
Meanwhile, police say, the driver jumped a fence and tried to outrun the law, but failed as they surrounded him lying under a parked car on Lewiston Street.
Omar Bonner, 26, of Hyde Park, and Omar Denton, 29, of Milton will both be arraigned on charges of unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of a firearm subsequent and resisting arrest. Police say they recovered two guns, one on Lewiston Street and one next to the driveway the pair pulled into. In 2007, Denton was acquitted on charges he murdered a man who allegedly tried to stop him from beating a female companion.