Dorchester man arrested for allegedly shooting 3 men in car near Roxbury police station
A Dorchester man allegedly shot and wounded three men in a car beside the one he was driving on a road in front of a Boston Police Department station in Roxbury this morning, according to authorities.
Eric Davis, 28, was arrested and charged with three counts of assault with intent to murder along with illegally possessing a loaded gun, resisting arrest and driving to endanger, Boston Police said in a statement.
Officers leaving the parking lot of the District B-2 police station in the Dudley Square section of Roxbury heard gunfire at about 4:35 a.m., the statement said.
Looking toward where sounds of gunshots came from, officers saw two cars, one gray and one white, side-by-side near 2400 Washington St., police said.
As officers turned on their cruiser lights and sirens, the gray car sped away, according to police.
The three men who were shot were in the white car. The men, all in their 20s, were hospitalized, the statement said. They are expected to survive.
While police were chasing the gray car, the driver lost control and crashed into a trash can and utility pole near Washington Street and Walnut Park. Davis then ran from the car, police said.
As officers ran after him, they said they saw him reach into his waist, pull out a gun and toss it to the ground. Officers stopped running after him in order to secure the gun, police said.
Shortly afterward, officers arrested Davis after spotting him running near 30 Walnut Park.Matt Rocheleau can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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