A Roxbury man who allegedly lied to the grand jury investigating a Boston street worker’s near-fatal shooting was held on high bail following his arraignment this morning on a perjury charge, Suffolk County District attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.
TYRONE ANDERSON (D.O.B. 11/22/84) was arraigned in Suffolk Superior Court on a single count of perjury for statements he allegedly made to the Suffolk County Grand Jury as it heard testimony about the shooting of a 30-year-old outreach worker on the night of Aug. 21. Assistant District Attorney Daniel Mulhern, the chief of Conley’s Gang Unit, recommended that he be held on $100,000; Clerk Magistrate Gary D. Wilson set bail in that amount.
“The stubborn refusal to speak the truth, whether at trial or in the grand jury, allows violent offenders to go free,” Conley said. “It perpetuates the cycle of violence and retaliation and we do not tolerate it.”
Mulhern told the court that the shooting victim suffered a gunshot wound to the back of his head inside a motor vehicle as he and others prepared to go to a concert. He was off-duty at the time of the shooting, Mulhern said, and is not believed to have been the intended target.
Mulhern said that Anderson was subpoenaed to give testimony to the grand jury investigating the shooting after he was identified as a passenger in the vehicle. Instead, Mulhern said, Anderson “lied about a number of the facts and refused to provide information on the shooting.”
Anderson was indicted on Sept. 11 and evaded members of the Boston Police Fugitive Apprehension Unit until Friday, when he was arrested.
The alleged gunman, DOMENIC HALL (D.O.B. 10/12/83) of Roxbury, was arrested Oct. 20 and has been charged with attempted murder and other offenses. He is currently being held on a quarter-million dollars’ cash bail.
Jessica Sheehan of Conley’s Victim Witness Protection Program is assigned to the case. Anderson was represented today by attorney Richard Cutter. They will return to Cuffolk Superior Court on Nov. 13.