Two Wrongs Don’t Make a Right

Last night around 10:07PM, officers from District B-2 (Roxbury) were on patrol in the Upham’s Corner when they were directed by a passerby to a fight taking place at the intersection at the intersection of Dudley and Monadnock Streets.
Officers immediately responded there and on arrival observed a male walking away from the scene while another male was lying on the ground.  Officers stopped the male walking way in order to investigate the incident. The male who was walking way stated to officers, “He came up on me and I defended myself.” Officers then spoke to the male who was lying on the ground. He told officers that earlier in the night he attempted to buy some crack cocaine from the male who was stopped by officers but the male just took his money and walked away. The victim then told officers that he later on in the night saw the suspect and confronted him about his money. The victim was punched and knocked to the ground by the suspect who then kicked him about the fact and body while he was down.

Officers observed blood on the suspect’s pants and also on the ground where the victim had been laying. As a result of the assault, the victim suffered a broken tooth. The suspect, Raymond Butler, 28 of Boston was arrested and charged with Assault and Battery, and Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon.