At about 9:15 AM, on Saturday, August 26, 2023, officers assigned to Caribbean Festival event, arrested John Davis, 32, of Boston, on Assault and Battery Charges.
Officers were flagged down in the area of 590 Blue Hill Avenue for a report of a person with a gun. Officers observed a victim being assaulted by multiple individuals. As officers approached the group, officers observed one of the suspects holding his waistband. Officers attempted to apprehend the suspect, and were pushed by another suspect in the group.
Officers were able to place one person into handcuffs, while the rest of the group fled the area. Officers recovered a spring-loaded knife from the suspect. Officers continued to canvass the area and located an Airsoft Glock Style pistol.
Davis was placed under arrest and charged with; Assault and Battery by means of a Dangerous Weapon, Assault and Battery on a Police Officer, and Unlawful Carry of a Dangerous Weapon. He is expected to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.