Boston Police report arresting two teens around 7:30 p.m. on Saturday on charges they robbed two women on Dorchester Avenue and shot at a man who tried chasing them afterwards.
The witness reported he came to the aid of the two victims and chased the suspects on foot from Dorchester Ave onto Charles Street, where the second suspect pointed and discharged a firearm at the witness. The witness was not struck by the gunfire; however, the witness discontinued his pursuit, and the suspects were last seen running on Charles Street toward Geneva Avenue.
Police report responding officers found two suspicious looking teens nearby on Bloomfield Street:
The officers observed the suspects walking at a rapid pace, looking around frantically, and appeared to be breathing heavily. Officers were able to detain the suspects without further incident, and the males were positively identified as the suspects involved in the earlier shooting. Officers retraced a possible flight path of the suspects and found a black and silver High Point firearm in a recycling bin a short distance away on Bloomfield Street. Detectives responded to process the crime scene.
Essie Billingslea, 18, of Braintree, and a 16-year-old from East Boston were charged with two counts each of intent to rob while armed, assault by means of a dangerous weapon, unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition and discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a residence.