Kevin Woods, 19, of Dorchester, had his bail on gun-related charges for a South Boston incident in which he allegedly fired shots while riding a scooter revoked yesterday at his arraignment on charges he shot somebody in the head while a passenger on a scooter on Centre Street in Dorchester yesterday.
His alleged driver, a 17-year-old not named because of his age, had his bail set at $250,000 for his role in the shooting, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Should Woods successfully appeal his bail revocation for the South Boston incident, he would still have to pay $250,000 in bail to win release prior to trial on the Dorchester charges.
According to the DA's office:
Assistant District Attorney Daniel Nucci told the court that Woods was a passenger on a white scooter driven by the juvenile along Centre Street in Dorchester at about 4:25 yesterday afternoon. Wearing a hooded sweatshirt, Woods allegedly fired a handgun, striking the 20-year-old victim in the left side of the head, causing serious injuries.
The juvenile allegedly rode away from the scene with Woods remaining as his passenger until the scooter collided with a car in the area of Gibson and Sturtevant streets. The two allegedly attempted to force the driver out of that car but gave up and fled on foot, with Woods limping away from the collision. Both were apprehended nearby with the assistance of civilian witnesses who offered descriptions and their paths of flight.
Investigators recovered a hooded sweatshirt a short distance away on Christopher Street. Bundled inside the sweatshirt were two Smith & Wesson revolvers.
In the South Boston incident:
Boston Police were performing surveillance in South Boston on Sept. 29 after a report of a man on a white scooter fleeing the area of gunshots on Mercer Street the previous night. They were also aware of a Sept. 18 incident in which a man meeting the same description and riding a white scooter was spotted near a different report of shots fired on Carmody Court.
At about 9:50 pm, officers observed two scooters, one yellow and one red and white, ignoring red lights on Morrissey Boulevard and notified additional units. The operator of the yellow scooter was detained; the other evaded police on the red and white scooter. About 45 minutes later, officers saw this scooter again on Mercer Street and attempted to stop it. The operator - later identified as Woods - led police on a pursuit that ended when he turned onto Hillsboro Street, a dead end, and dropped the scooter.
Woods allegedly ran from pursuing officers, throwing a .40 caliber Glock 22 handgun over a fence. The weapon had four live rounds in the magazine and one in the chamber. The scooter had been reported stolen earlier that same day. Woods was taken into custody after a violent struggle with officers. He was charged with failing to stop for police, resisting arrest, receiving a stolen motor vehicle, unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, and carrying a loaded firearm. Prosecutors recommended $50,000 cash bail and a judge set bail at $7,500.