Update via Boston Police:

At about 9:34 PM, on Monday, March 18, 2024, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) arrested Avery Lewis, 31, of Dorchester, for the non-fatal shooting of a Boston Police Officer on Esmond Street.

Avery Lewis is expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court for the following charges:

-Unlawful Possession of a Firearm

-Unlawful possession of Ammunition

-Unlawful Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device

-Armed Assault to Murder

-Assault and Battery by means of a Dangerous Weapon (Firearm)

-Discharging a Firearm within 500 Feet of a Building

-Assault and Battery on a Police Officer

-Possession of a Firearm in Commission of a Felony

-Trafficking of Cocaine, 36 grams or more, less than 100 grams

-Resisting Arrest

Original post:

A BPD officer is recovering at Boston Medical Center after being shot Monday in Dorchester on Monday night.

BPD responded to a call around 9:30 pm for a person with a gun on Esmond Street. The officer was shot in his bulletproof vest when responding.

The officer was taken to Boston Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

The suspect was placed in company and will be arraigned on Tuesday in Dorchester District Court.

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