Alleged Gunman Charged in Mass Ave Station Shooting

A man was arraigned Aug. 16 on charges he opened fire outside the Mass Ave MBTA station, critically injuring a 24-year-old man.

Lushaun Gay, 27, was arraigned in Roxbury Municipal Court in connection with the Aug. 15 shooting at Mass Ave station. Assistant District Attorney Lynn Feigenbaum requested bail of $100,000; Judge Pamela Dashiell set bail in the amount of $75,000.

Feigenbaum told the court that the victim was with several individuals at Mass Ave station at approximately 10 p.m. when a man in a gray hooded sweatshirt, later identified as Gay, approached with a handgun. Gay opened fire, striking the victim multiple times, prosecutors said.  He then fled on a bicycle through Southwest Corridor Park.

The victim was transported to Boston Medical Center, where he was initially in critical condition.

Shortly after the shooting, a witness who had heard the gunfire reported seeing a man throw a bicycle into a fenced-off alley in the area of Columbus Avenue and then hop over the fence. Boston Police responded to the area and found Gay shirtless in the alley. He allegedly made incriminating statements to officers and indicated that there was a firearm in his backpack, prosecutors said.

Officers recovered the gun and a gray sweatshirt.

State Police detectives assigned to Conley’s office responded to the scene and are leading the investigation into the shooting, which occurred on state property. Additional State Police units and Transit Police also responded.

Gay returns to court Sept. 19.

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