Boston Police report they are investigating whether a man arrested with a gun not long after gunfire on Mountain Avenue in Dorchester is the man who shot a woman who got to a local emergency room with a gunshot wound early Saturday.
Police say that around 2:10 a.m., officers responded to 23 Mountain Ave. after the BPD ShotSpotter system reported gunfire there.
While on approach, officers observed a motor vehicle fleeing the scene at a high rate of speed. Officers were eventually able to stop the vehicle in the area of 24 Ballou Avenue. The suspect, who was operating the fleeing motor vehicle, was placed in custody when the officers discovered he did not possess a valid driver’s license. Officers retraced the suspect’s path of flight which led to the recovery of a discarded .380 caliber Taurus handgun in the area of 27 Lauriat Street. Officers continued their investigation and were able to locate a single .380 caliber shell casing in the area of the shot spotter activation. A short time later, an adult female victim presented herself at a local area hospital suffering from a non-life-threatening gunshot wound which may have been sustained during this incident.
Omar Jackson, 31, of Mattapan, was initially charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, driving after suspension and failure to stop for a police officer, police say.