On Saturday, March 28, 2020 at about 1:53 PM, Officers assigned to Area B-3 responded to a 9-1-1 call for shots fired in the area of 32 Shandon Road, Dorchester. Upon arrival to that location, officers observed a vehicle with ballistic damage parked and unoccupied. Officers at the scene were unable to locate any person that had been shot. Detectives assigned to Area B-3 responded and reviewed video recovered from the area and observed an unknown male victim standing by a motor vehicle when two unknown suspects riding on a scooter began firing a firearm in the direction of the victim. According to the video, it doesn’t appear the victim was struck. The victim viewed on the video had not made himself known to the police and B-3 detectives continued to investigate this incident.
At about 2:01 PM, Officers assigned to Area C-11 responded to a shotspotter activation and report of a person shot at 64 Westville Street, Dorchester. On arrival officers located a male victim inside the residence suffering from a gunshot to his leg. Preliminary investigation revealed that the victim was shot outside and fled into the house after being shot. Officers treated the victim by applying a tourniquet to him due to him losing a significant amount of blood. The victim is described as a 19-year-old male from Dorchester. He was transported to a local hospital where his injuries are considered non-life threatening.
While Officers were still on scene, the people in the area became confrontational with responding EMT’s and police officers. The officers notified Boston Operations that they needed help at that location and numerous units from various surrounding districts responded to the scene to assist. Two females on scene, Rain Warren, 18, of Dorchester and Cody Claiborne, 38 of Dorchester, became extremely confrontational with officers, refusing to obey their commands to allow emergency personnel to tend to the victim who was located inside the apartment in need of medical assistance. The scene quickly became chaotic with both females and the crowd assaulting police officers. Both Warren and Claiborne struck an officer in the face, injuring the officer. Officers on scene were also spit at and spit on. Both females, were subsequently arrested and charged with Assault and Battery on a Police Officer, Disorderly Conduct and Resisting Arrest. Both will be arraigned at Dorchester District Court.
Detectives processed the scene and through video review were able to locate a crime scene at the corner of Westville Street and Louis D. Brown Way where ballistic evidence was recovered. The victim reported to police that he was near 64 Westville Street when the two suspects operating a blue scooter drove by and began firing a gun at him. The victim reports that he was struck in the leg and fled into a residence on Westville Street. The suspect fled the scene and Officers broadcast a description of the scooter and shooters to Boston Operations for them to broadcast to units in the area.
Shortly after both shootings, an officer assigned to Area B-2 observed two suspects on the scooter operating on Columbia Road near Geneva Avenue. The officer stated that the scooter fled on Greenwood Street, driving the wrong direction towards Harvard Street. Shortly after that the suspect’s scooter crashed into a vehicle at Harvard Street and Standish Road. Members of the Youth Violence Strike Force in the area were able to apprehend one suspect (operator) immediately after the crash. The second suspect was apprehended moments later as he exited an alley near 5 Standish Road. Officers obtained video which revealed the suspect entering the rear of 5 Standish Road after the crash. An officer from the Canine unit responded and after a search of the area recovered a loaded firearm in the rear of 5 Standish Road.
Suspect 1 (operator) was identified as Rolondo Carrero, 18, of Hyde Park and suspect 2, (shooter) was identified as a 17-year-old male juvenile from Dorchester. Both suspects were placed under arrest and transported to District 11. Both Carrero and the juvenile are charged with: Armed Assault with Intent to Murder, Possession of a Firearm, Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Discharging a Firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling, Possession of a High Capacity Firearm, and Possession of a Firearm with an obliterated serial number. The juvenile suspect was also wanted on several warrants for Carrying a Firearm without a License, Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, and Trespassing.
The suspects will be arraigned in Dorchester District and Juvenile Court.