A man found in his car on St. James Street in Roxbury on Sunday with blood pouring out of a gunshot wound to his face, was arraigned today on charges related to the gun possibly used to shoot another man in the back a few blocks away on Greenville Street, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Jason Meeks, 41, of Dorchester, was charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm and illegal possession of a firearm, fourth offense, the DA's office says, adding he was arraigned today in his hospital bed. He was ordered held until at least a dangerousness hearing on Monday.
In 2008, Meeks pleaded guilty to manslaughter for the 2001 shooting death of Alvaro Sanders outside a Blue Hill Avenue auto repair shop. He served 15 years.
According to the DA's office:
At around 11 p.m. on Sunday, Boston Police responding to a call for a person shot at Greenville Street noticed a car coming from that direction with a significant amount of blood, plus bloody handprints, on the driver’s door and window. After initially refusing to stop, the operator, Meek, followed instructions to exit the vehicle. Meeks was bleeding profusely from the left side of his face. Police found a Smith & Wesson gun, covered in blood, in the front passenger area of the Meeks’s vehicle. A magazine matching the weapon was located at the Greenville Street shooting scene.
The investigation into who shot the Greenville Street victim, and how Meeks got shot, continues, the DA's office says.