Boston Police report officers who heard gunfire in front of Roxbury Municipal Court shortly before noon yesterday, spotted the alleged shooter running away and were able to catch up with him and place him under arrest.
Police say one officer rushing to the scene saw the Mattapan 17-year-old, name not released, open fire on "a group of males" in front of the courthouse.
Nobody was hit, police say. Police add that while officers were able to catch up with him, they did not find the gun he used.
He was charged with being delinquent for assault by means of a dangerous weapon, unlawful possession of a firearm and discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling.
At his arraignment today, he was ordered held in lieu of bail of $250,000, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
The DA's office adds: "While the preliminary evidence suggests he fired on a group outside Roxbury court, it does not suggest that he himself was in court before the incident."