About 1:16 a.m. on Saturday, January 30, officers assigned to District D-4 (South End) responded to a radio call for a Carjacking in the area of 658 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston.
Upon arrival, officers spoke with the victim who stated that while on Dorchester Avenue he was approached by a male, later identified as Jeffrey Haslett, 36 years old of Quincy, who asked the victim for a ride to the area of Boston Medical Center. As they arrived near Boston Medical Center, Haslett became very violent and struck the victim in the back of the head with what appeared to be a firearm. The victim stated that he was in fear for his life, so he exited his vehicle. Haslett then climbed over to the driver’s seat and drove off towards Washington Street.
Officers broadcast a description of the suspect and the victims motor vehicle. An officer from District B-2 (Roxbury) was on patrol in the area, and spotted the vehicle at the intersection of Hampden Street and Melnea Cass Boulevard. The officer observed the vehicle turn onto Hampden Street and accelerate towards the area of George Street. The officer activated his emergency lights and sirens, in an attempt to conduct a traffic stop. The suspect refused to stop, and continued traveling on Shirley Street to Dudley Street until turning onto Wendover Street, where he was forced to stop at a dead end.
Haslett exited the motor vehicle with his left hand up in the air and his right hand down by his leg, holding what appeared to be a firearm. Officers ordered Haslett to drop the weapon, to which he complied, and placed the firearm on the ground. The officers retrieved the firearm and placed Haslett under arrest.
Further investigation determined the firearm to be a BB Gun.
After a positive identification, Jeffrey Haslett was charged with Carjacking, Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon (BB Gun), Speeding, Operating a Motor Vehicle After Suspended License, Failure to Stop for Police Officer, Stop Sign Violation and Reckless Operation. Haslett was also issued a MA Uniform Citation.
Jeffrey Haslett is expected to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court.