Boston Police report arresting two teens on charges they shot a man on Westville Street in Dorchester around 2 p.m., after possibly first shooting at but failing to hit somebody else in the Franklin Hill development about eight minutes earlier.
Police say one of the suspects, a 17-year-old too young to be named, shot the victim at Westville Street and Louis D. Brown Way - named in memory of a 15-year-old shot to death in 1994. The victim, himself 19, got to 64 Westville St. and ran inside, where police officers, alerted by the BPD ShotSpotter system, found him with a gunshot wound to the leg that was bad enough to require them to apply a tourniquet.
Police found themselves in loud up-close confrontations with both people in the house and bystanders as they attempted to get the victim out and into an ambulance. None of the cops - some of whom were called in from other parts of the city - wore masks and many officers had no gloves, similar to the people on the street, according to video from the scene.
Police say they arrested Rain Warren, 18, and Cody Claiborne, 38, both of Dorchester, on charges of assault and battery on a police officer, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Both women, police say, struck an officer in the face, police say officers were also spit on. The video shows an officer striking one of the women in return.
Police say an officer on patrol in the area of Columbia Road and Geneva Avenue spotted the two suspects on their scooter soon after.
The officer stated that the scooter fled on Greenwood Street, driving the wrong direction towards Harvard Street. Shortly after that the suspect's scooter crashed into a vehicle at Harvard Street and Standish Road. Members of the Youth Violence Strike Force in the area were able to apprehend one suspect (operator) immediately after the crash. The second suspect was apprehended moments later as he exited an alley near 5 Standish Road. Officers obtained video which revealed the suspect entering the rear of 5 Standish Road after the crash. An officer from the Canine unit responded and after a search of the area recovered a loaded firearm in the rear of 5 Standish Road.
Both the 17-year-old and Rolondo Carrero, 18, of Hyde Park, were charged with armed assault with intent to murder, illegal possession of a firearm, illegal possession of ammunition, carrying a loaded firearm, possession of a high-capacity firearm, possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number and discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling, police say.
Police continue that the Westville incidents happened not long after two people on a scooter shot at a man standing on Shandon Road in Franklin Hill. They missed him but hit the car he was standing next to, police say.
The younger teen was also already wanted on warrants for illegal possession of a firearm, illegal possession of ammunition, carrying a loaded firearm and trespassing, police say.