BOSTON, July 18, 2013—A Braintree man with an open gun case in New York was held on high bail today at his hospital arraignment for allegedly firing at Boston Police officers, who returned fire and injured him, in South Boston earlier this week, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.
PAUL ERIC LOUIS-JEUNE (D.O.B. 9/1/91) was arraigned in his bed at Boston Medical Center on charges of armed assault with intent to murder, unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, unlawfully carrying a loaded firearm, unlawfully discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling, possession with intent to distribute a Class B substance, and possession with intent to distribute a Class E substance. South Boston District Court Judge Mary Anne Driscoll imposed $2 million cash bail.
Assistant District Attorney William Champlin IV told Driscoll that Boston Police were conducting a drug investigation at the Mary Ellen McCormack Housing Development when they encountered Louis-Jeune. In the course of that investigation, Louis-Jeune allegedly fled the officers in the direction of Old Colony Avenue.
Louis-Jeune allegedly produced a firearm, pointed it at the pursuing officers, and discharged it. Officers discharged their service weapons, striking Louis-Jeune. They called for Boston EMS, who transported Louis-Jeune to the hospital. He is expected to survive his injuries.
The handgun Louis-Jeune allegedly fired was recovered at the scene and found to be a Rock Island Arms .38 caliber revolver with five live rounds and one spent round in the cylinder.
On Louis-Jeune’s person were recovered 24 plastic baggies, each containing a white, rock-like substance believed to be crack cocaine and 31 white tablets of as-yet undetermined medication. The drugs will be tested and certified by State Police chemists.
At the time of the incident, Champlin said, Louis-Jeune was facing open gun and drug charges out of Brooklyn, New York, in connection with a 2012 arrest in that jurisdiction.
Louis-Jeune was represented by attorney Jack Garland for purposes of bail. He will return to court on Aug. 12.
All defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.