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Fitchburg man shoots up Edson Street in Dorchester, then crashes car, police say

Boston Police report arresting a man they say fired "multiple shots" on Edson Street in Dorchester on Wednesday afternoon, injuring one and damaging a house and several cars.

Police say officers responding to a report of gunfire on Edson around 4:25 p.m.:

Observed a fleeing motor vehicle operating erratically as it attempted to pass several motor vehicles on the left side. As the officers made a U-turn to conduct a traffic stop, they received information from the 911 dispatcher that the same vehicle had just crashed into a wall at the intersection of Woodrow Avenue and Tucker Street.

Officers canvassed the area and soon located the now unoccupied vehicle in the area of 17 Lauriat Street and observed the male suspect, later identified as Jermaine Daye, 32, of Fitchburg, manipulating his waist band while fleeing on foot. Mr. Daye was apprehended in the rear of 45 Callender Street where officers located a silver and black firearm that had been discarded. The firearm was determined to be a loaded .45 caliber Smith & Wesson handgun with one round remaining in the magazine. The suspect was placed in custody without further incident.

Police say one house and several cars on Edson Street had fresh gunfire damage. Later, a man checked into a local hospital with a gunshot wound not considered life-threatening, police say.

Dave was charged with assault by means of a dangerous weapon, unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling and trespassing, police say.

Innocent, etc.

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