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Officer witnesses shooting in Boston mall
[BOSTON, MA]


December 06, 2000
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Officer witnesses shooting in Boston mall
[BOSTON, MA]

PoliceOne Staff Report
(BOSTON) -- An unnamed suspect whom police observed shooting another man in broad daylight in a Boston mall was arrested after a brief car chase yesterday.

Officer Berlino Felix was on foot patrol at a strip mall on Geneva Avenue when he saw the shooting, police said.

"He basically watched the guy shoot (the victim)," Felix's supervisor, Boston police Capt. Robert Dunford, told the Boston Herald.

The seriously injured victim managed to get into his car and drive half a mile to a police station. From there he was taken to Boston Medical Center where he is listed in critical condition.

In the meantime the suspect jumped into a black Acura sedan and began to drive away. Seconds later the passenger of the car jumped out and fled on foot.

Felix, with the help of backup, cornered the drive at an intersection a short distance away, police said.

Police said that they arrested the man who allegedly fired the shots, and charged him with assault with intent to murder and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

The second suspect has not been caught, according to the Herald.

Authorities said that the men appeared to know each other.

"They had a beef or it was over drugs," a police source told the Herald. "There was definitely a connection."




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