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Third Suspect under Arrest in Connection to 2011 Christmas Morning Shooting Incident
On January 30, 2012, at 9:15am, members of the Boston Police Fugitive and Apprehension Team tracked down wanted fugitive Alcindy Jean-Baptiste, 28, of Randolph at 510 Washington Street in Dorchester. At time of arrest, Jean-Baptiste had an outstanding warrant for Assault to Murder, Assault & Battery Dangerous Weapon, Carrying a Firearm w/o a License 2nd Offense, Possession of Ammunition, Conspiracy, Witness Intimidation and Discharging a Firearm within 500 ft. of a Building. Jean-Baptiste was wanted in connection with a Christmas morning shooting incident that left one victim suffering from injuries.
Early this morning at approximately 1:00am, officers received information that wanted fugitive, Jean-Baptiste, was on scene at Guilt Nightclub on Tremont Street. Investigators developed information that Jean-Baptiste was inside the club and had made threats to an individual. Officers were unable to immediately locate Jean-Baptiste, but developed additional evidence to charge Jean-Baptiste with Threats to do Bodily Harm and Threats to Intimidate a Witness based on statements made by Jean-Baptiste at the nightclub.
On December 25, 2011, at 4:30am, officers responded to Nightingale Street for a report of shots fired. Upon arrival, officers located the victim of the incident on Kingsdale Street in Dorchester. The male victim was rushed to a local hospital and treated for a non-life threatening injury.
As a result of investigative efforts, detectives applied for and secured three arrests warrants for three suspects connected to the shooting. Two of those suspects turned themselves into authorities in recent weeks and are facing a charge of Armed Assault with Intent to Murder and various firearm charges.
Jean-Baptiste is the third suspect taken into custody as a result of the December shooting incident. He is facing arraignment on a long list of offenses.
On January 29, 2012 at 11:57pm, members of the Boston Police Youth Violence Strike Force arrested 24 year-old Rayshod Taylor of Roslindale and 23 year old Tisean Jones of Boston for firearms and ‘armed career criminal’ violations at Columbia Road and Ceylon Street in Dorchester.
Officers were on patrol on Columbia Road near Ceylon Street and observed a black Honda Accord with tinted windows stopped at the red light on Ceylon Street facing Columbia Road. A vigilant officer observed the vehicle to be similar in description to a suspect vehicle which fled the scene from a prior shooting incident.
As a result of the similarities in description, an officer initiated a traffic stop of the Honda under the train bridge at Columbia Road and Columbia Terrace. Officers requested identification and registration from the occupants of the vehicle. Suspect, Rayshod Taylor, opened the center console and began pulling random papers out. An officer suggested to the occupants to check the glove compartment for the registration. Suspect Taylor then reached over and opened the glove compartment. At that time, am officer observed a small black firearm in the glove compartment. The officer opened the door, reached in and secured the firearm. Both occupants were removed from the vehicle and placed in handcuffs for officer safety reasons. Both occupants were asked by officers to produce a License to Carry permit and neither were able to do so.
Boston Police are seeking charges against 24 year-old Rayshod Taylor of Roslindale for Unlicensed Operation of Motor Vehicle, Unlawful Possession of Firearm, Unlawfully Carrying Loaded Firearm and ARMED CAREER CRIMNAL LEVEL 1.
Boston Police are seeking charges against 23 year old Tisean Jones of Boston for Unlawful Possession of Firearm/2nd & SUBSEQUENT, Unlawfully Carrying Loaded Firearm and ARMED CAREER CRIMNAL LEVEL 3.
This investigation is ongoing.
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