Four shot, one dead in and near Franklin Field and Harambee Park

Boston Police report a man was fatally shot around 3:40 a.m. on Saturday (Aug. 24) at 91 Westview St. in Franklin Field.

That shooting came about 4 1/2 hours after another man was shot in the leg off Ames Street.

Not long after the fatal shooting, a third man was shot at 868 Blue Hill Ave., near Talbot Street, WCVB reports.

Around 8:30 a.m., police report, Atunbi Bryan, 27, of Brockton and Michael Warner, 34, of Hyde Park, started shooting at another man across Talbot Avenue, in front of the Boys and Girls Club - and in front of police officers there for today's parade, a short distance from the Blue Hill Avenue shooting. According to police:

"While in plain view of the officers, Warner produced a firearm and began to shoot across the street at Bryan who in turn also produced a firearm and began to shoot back at Warner. The two suspects then simultaneously turned in opposite directions and fled on foot. Officers immediately pursued the fleeing suspects, arresting Warner about one hundred yards away at which time they recovered a .32 caliber Smith & Wesson CTG revolver which he had discarded on the ground as he fled. It was later determined that the weapon contained six spent shell casings. Officers were able to arrest Bryan just a short distance away from the crime scene at which time they discovered that he had been injured during the exchange of gunfire. Officers then recovered a loaded .380 caliber Glock 42 handgun which the suspect had thrown onto a nearby pool rooftop. Bryan was transported by EMS while in police custody to an area hospital where he was treated for non-life-threatening gunshot wounds."

Both were charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, carrying a loaded firearm, assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon and discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling.

Separately, Boston Police report arresting a Hyde Park man they say was packing a loaded gun while driving near Franklin Field on Friday afternoon.

Police say gang-unit officer spotted a driver fail to stop for a pedestrian in a crosswalk around 5:35 p.m. at Blue Hill Avenue and Callender Street:

"Officers activated their emergency equipment and attempted to conduct a traffic stop. The operator refused to stop his vehicle. Officers eventually were able to stop the vehicle at the intersection of Blue Hill Ave and Brookview Street. As officers approached the vehicle, the operator was instructed to exit the vehicle, to which he refused. Officers removed the operator from the vehicle and placed him under arrest following a brief but violent struggle. While attempting to place the suspect in handcuffs, officers observed a firearm protruding from the suspect’s pocket. Officers secured the firearm which was later determined to be a Titan .25 caliber firearm loaded with seven rounds of live ammunition."

Jordan Evans, 26, was charged with unlawfully carrying a loaded firearm, second offense, unlawful possession of a firearm, second offense, firearm violation with prior violent/drug crime conviction, unlawful possess of ammunition and failure to stop for police.

In 2015, Evans was arrested on gun charges on Harold Street in Roxbury.



Subscribe to the Dorchester Reporter