BOSTON POLICE APPREHEND SUSPECT RESPONSBILE FOR SHOOTING INCIDENT INVOLVING 4 YEAR-OLD BOYToday Boston Police announce the arrest of the individual responsible for a shooting incident that left a 4 year old boy injured. As a result of investigative efforts, detectives sought and obtained an arrest warrant for Larelle Pratt, 19, of Boston.
Pratt is being charged with two counts Assault with Intent to Murder, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Firearm within 500ft. of a Dwelling, Armed Career Criminal Level 1 and Operating after Revocation or Suspension.
He is expected to be arraigned tomorrow in Roxbury District Court.
**A mug shot will not be made available due to witness identification issues.
Incident Description:
At approximately 7:40pm on Monday August 19, 2008, officers responded to a radio call for a person shot at 25 Bragdon St. in Roxbury. On arrival, officers located two victims including a 4 year old male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to the side torso and a 17 year old male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to the elbow. Both victims were rushed to Boston Medical Center. Both victims’ injuries are considered non-life threatening.
Community members with knowledge of individuals who are in possession of an illegal firearm or are engaging in firearm activity are encouraged to contact the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1-800-494-TIPS (8477) or text ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). Police will be steadfast in protecting the identity of those who wish to remain anonymous.