Man shot outside T station

May 15, 2009
By

JOHN RUCH

JACKSON SQ.—A man was shot and wounded outside the Jackson Square T Station last month after reportedly refusing to give the gunman a cigarette, according to the Boston Police Department (BPD).

The victim had just exited the T station around midnight on April 26 when he was approached by a man with gold teeth who asked for a ciga-rette, according to BPD spokesperson Officer Jill McLaughlin, citing a BPD report.

When the victim said no, “the suspect became angry and slapped the victim in the face,” said McLaughlin. The victim responded by punching the suspect several times in the face and then attempting to leave the area.

The victim then heard five or six gunshots. “He glanced back and saw the suspect shooting at him,” said McLaughlin.

The victim ran to his home on Bickford Street in the Bromley-Heath housing development, where he realized he had been shot twice—once in the leg and once in the buttock. He was hospitalized.

BPD officers found a trail of blood leading from the shooting scene at 265 Centre all the way to the victim’s home.

A nearby man in a wheelchair received moderate injuries when he threw himself to the ground and crawled into his apartment after hearing the shots, said McLaughlin. BPD officers reportedly found him bleeding as well.

The suspect is described as a black or dark-skinned Hispanic man, about 5-feet-8-inches tall, wearing black clothing and gold teeth.

Anyone with information about the shooting can contact detectives at the District E-13 Police Station at 343-5628 or anonymously by calling 1-800-494-8447 or by text-messaging the word “TIP” to 27463.

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