Police Make Arrests in Shots Fired Call at Prudential Center

Police have arrested two men for allegedly shooting off a firearm outside the Prudential Center early Sunday morning, and in fact shooting through a window on the 11th floor of 888 Boylston St.

At about 2:06 a.m., on Sunday, March 24, officers assigned to District D-4 (South End) responded to a radio call for shots fired in the area of 867 Boylston St. in the Back Bay. On arrival, officers were provided a description of two suspects, as well as the vehicle they were operating.  

A search of the area led officers to locate a motor vehicle matching the description of the one which the suspects were believed to have been operating. Upon interacting with the operator and the passenger, officers removed both individuals from the vehicle and located a 9mm Ruger firearm inside of a bag underneath the passenger’s seat. Both occupants were placed under arrest. Upon further investigation, detectives were directed to the building located at 888 Boylston St. where they located ballistic damage to one of the windows, reportedly on the 11th floor of the building.

Officers arrested the operator, Mario Escobar, 28, of Roxbury and the passenger, Carlos Perez-Mejia, 25, of Jamaica Plain. Both are expected to be charged in Boston Municipal Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm on a Public Way, Malicious Destruction of Property, and Discharging a Firearm within 500 feet of a Dwelling.

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