Youth, 15, Charged with Attempted Murder in Corona Street Shooting

BOSTON, Oct. 8, 2013—A 15-year-old from Dorchester was arraigned today on attempted murder and firearm charges after he was identified as the gunman in a shooting last night, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.

The teen, whose name is not being released because of his age, was arraigned in the juvenile session of Dorchester District Court on charges of delinquency to wit: armed assault with intent to murder, unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, and discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building.  Assistant District Attorney Amanda Cascione requested that the defendant be held on $250,000 bail and have his bail be revoked in an open case out of Boston Juvenile Court charging him with possession of burglarious tools and attempting to commit a crime.  Judge Leslie Harris set bail in the amount of $500,000.  He declined to revoke the defendant’s bail.

According to prosecutors, Boston Police were called to the area of Corona Street shortly at approximately 8:10 p.m. Monday for a report of a person shot.  Officers discovered the victim, an 18-year-old Dorchester man, lying in the street with one gunshot wound to the leg and a second gunshot wound to the chest.

The man was able to provide a description of the shooter and his direction of flight before he was transported to Boston Medical Center, prosecutors said.

Based on that information and other evidence gathered during the fast-breaking investigation, officers presented the victim with a photo array that included a picture of the defendant. The victim positively identified him as the gunman, prosecutors said.

Officers arrested the juvenile shortly thereafter in the area of Blue Hill Avenue and Warren Street.

The victim is currently in stable condition, prosecutors said.

The defendant is represented by La Mer Kyle-Griffiths.  He will return to court on Oct. 15.


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