Police Briefs 09-13-2018


Gun shy

On Tuesday, Sept. 4, at about 2:22 a.m., police responded to a report of shot fired at 88 Exeter St.

Upon arrival, officer spoke to the caller and another witness, both of whom said they observed a group of around six people arguing across the street. A fight between the individuals then ensued, during which a shot was fired before the group began to disperse. A black vehicle then fled the area at a high speed while a female was seen frantically running to a red vehicle, which then drove away from the scene.

One of the witnesses told police he was walking down Exeter Street when he heard the shot fired and took cover behind a vehicle.

The other witness told he was standing outside in the vicinity of Exeter Street and Huntington Avenue when he heard a shot fired coming from the direction of Bragdon Street.

The manager of Minibar at 51 Huntington Ave. told police that security guards had escorted patrons from the club earlier that evening, although he didn’t know if they were involved in the shooting incident.

Police recovered one shell casing near the garage located across from 88 Exeter St.

Prudential Center security guards also told police they have a surveillance video of the incident.


Getting an earful

On Tuesday, Sept. 4, at approximately 5:58 p.m., police responded to a radio call for a robbery in progress at Columbus Avenue and Northampton Street.

On arrival, the officer spoke to the victim, who said she was waling home after the school bus dropped her off at Tremont and Lenox streets. When she reached the corner of Tremont and Northampton streets, a male suspect ran up and forcible removed her headphones from her head before fleeing down Northampton Street towards Columbus Avenue. The victim gave chase and ordered the suspect to return her headphones.

Two witnesses overheard the disturbance and observed the victim chasing the suspect.

Police searched the area for the suspect to no avail.

Meanwhile, the victim’s mother was notified of the incident and responded to the scene to escort her daughter home.


Three stooges

On Wednesday, Sept. 5, at around 5:50 a.m., police responded to radio call for a possible stabbing at 770 Albany St.

Upon arrival, a Boston University Medical Campus security guard led the officer to the victim, who wasn’t stabbed, but was instead the victim of an attempted robbery.

The victim said he was walking on Massachusetts Avenue in the direction of Washington Street when he noticed three male suspects – one on a bicycle and two others on foot – trailing him.

The suspect on the bike then pulled in front of the victim, brandished a knife and said, “Run your pockets…and don’t be stupid.”

At this time, the other suspects came up behind the victim, who then fled up the stairs into the BUMC emergency room.

The empty-handed suspects fled in an unknown direction.

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