Three Cambridge men were arrested early this morning after Boston Police officers on routine bar-closing patrol started hearing gunfire in the area of South Street, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
They responded to the area and found three men hunched down and apparently trying to flee near the corner of South and Tufts streets.
After expressing relief at the officers' arrival, the men pointed toward Kneeland Street and said, "They went down there in a black Magnum." The officers broadcast a description of a black Dodge Magnum in connection with shots fired, headed toward Kneeland Street, and soon spotted such a vehicle taking a right turn off of Utica Street and heading in their direction.
Dario Santos, Jr., 23, Eric Small, Jr., 22, and Kadeem Winspeare, 22, were arrested on charges of unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, unlawfully carrying a loaded firearm, discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building and possession of a Class D substance with intent to distribute, the DA's office says.
Prosecutors asked that Winspeare be locked up for violating bail on an outstanding drug-distribution charge out of Cambridge  and that his bail for the new offense be set at $100,000 based on a record that includes defaulting on six other charges. Judge Raymond Dougan, Jr., instead set bail at $1,500 and declined to revoke his earlier bail.
Dougan did agree with a request from prosecutors to set bail at $5,000 each for the other two.
declined to revoke Winspeare’s open bail and set his new bail at $1,500.