Back in September, we reported about an incident on our sister site, Caught in Dot, involving five residents, including two children, that happened on September 17th. According to BPD, one man has been arrested and another is wanted. You can see the report below.
From BPD News:
Last night, members of the Boston Police Homicide Unit, Boston Police Fugitive Unit, Lynn Police, and the U.S. Marshals arrested Gianni Johnson, 24, of Dorchester, in connection with the shooting at 50 Ames Street, Dorchester on September 17, 2023.
Johnson will be charged with five counts of Assault to Murder, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Unlawful Possession of a large capacity feeding device, Unlawful Possession of a Machine Gun, and Discharging a Firearm within 500 feet of a building at his arraignment today in Dorchester District Court.
Detectives have also been granted a warrant for a second suspect who remains at large. A warrant was issued from Dorchester District Court for Micah Ennis, 24, of South Boston. Ennis is described as a black male, 6’2”, 280lbs, heavy build. The warrants are for: five counts of Assault to Murder, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Unlawful Possession of a large capacity feeding device, Unlawful Possession of a Machine Gun, and Discharging a Firearm within 500 feet of a building.
On September 17, 2023, at about 8:36 PM, Boston Police officers from District B-3 responded to a shot spotter activation and a call for a person shot at 50 Ames Street, Dorchester. On arrival at that location in a courtyard in the rear of 50 Ames Street, officers located 5 people shot. Three adults, and two juveniles. One of the juveniles suffered life threatening injuries and remains in critical condition.
Those who were injured were transported to local hospitals and due to the serious nature of one of the victim’s injuries the Boston Police Homicide Unit along with the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office, have led the investigation and continue to do so.
Quote from Boston Police Commissioner Michael Cox:
“We commend the cooperation from the residents of our City who are fed up with these reckless acts, and the incredible work and dedication of our Homicide Unit who have been working this case round the clock. We realize this can’t erase the pain and suffering of the children and adults who were injured in this outrageous shooting. The Boston Police Department will continue to work to hold all of those responsible accountable for violence in our neighborhoods.”
The Boston Police Department continues to review the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact Boston Police Homicide Detectives at 617-343-4470.
Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1-800-494-TIPS or by texting the word “TIP” to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to help this investigation in an anonymous manner.
Those who find themselves in need of emotional support or simply needing to talk to someone about distressing events in our community, the Boston Neighborhood Trauma Team (NTT) provides free, private support 24/7 at 617-431-0125.